Ladey Adey Show
Dr Amy Jeffs joins the Book Academy chatting with Ladey Adey about Storyland A New Mythology of Britain and WILD: Tales form Early Medieval Britain
In this episode, Ladey Adey and the members of The Book Academy are joined by Dr Amy Jeffs.
Dr Amy Jeffs is an art historian and artist, with a PhD in Art History from the University of Cambridge. She has researched at the British Museum and worked in the British Library in the department of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern manuscripts.
Amy talks through her thoughts and feelings behind her book "Storyland A New Mythology of Britain and WILD: Tales form Early Medieval Britain" - It's not straight history but magical realism. It was important to Amy to include places that people could visit and explore.
Amy now based in Somerset, UK. Often her writing is accompanied by her own linocut and wood-engraved prints.
Amy's Writing Tip: Find a subject matter which makes your heart leap with mischief. It’s fruitless writing about something you don’t find inspiring.
Favourite Quote: ‘Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die? There's the wind on the heath, brother; if I could only feel that, I would gladly live for ever.’ George Borrow, Lavengro
Guest: Amy Jeffs
Social media: Twitter: @amy_historia
Ladey Adey: https://www.ladeyadey.com/
Book Academy: https://www.ladeyadey.com/the-book-academy/
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