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Mischief Acts


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By Zoe Gilbert

Herne the hunter, mischief-maker, spirit of the forest, leader of the wild hunt, hurtles through the centuries pursued by his creator.

A shapeshifter, Herne dons many guises as he slips and ripples through time – at lantern-lit twelfth night theatrics, at the spectacular burning of the Crystal Palace at an acid-laced Sixties party, Wherever he goes, transgression, debauch and enchantment always follow in his wake.

But as the forest is increasingly encroached upon by urban sprawl and gentrification, and the world slides into crisis, Herne must find a way to survive – or exact his revenge.

With its intoxicating, chameleonic voice and boundless imagination, Mischief Acts is British folklore as you've never read it before: dangerous, sexy, troubling, daring, savage, an exhilarating race through time and space, weaving together the ancient and the contemporary.

Set in and around The Great North Wood from 1392 to the present and beyond...

'A work of extraordinary ambition, brilliantly realised' OBSERVER

'A mesmerising journey down the byways of English folklore' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Verbally dextrous, inventive, and hugely entertaining' THE TIMES

'Enchanting' TLS

Herne the Hunter & the Great North Wood – Annabookbel

434 pages