Having passed through a time warp and unable to return, Sir Gawain travels Britain in search of a way back. In the mean time, on his journey, he re-acquaints himself with the Britain he once knew and writes now in the alliterative style he helped make famous…
Sir Gawain’s World is a journey through mediaeval Britain. Astride his strusty steed, le Gringalet (a 1958 Francis Barnett motorcycle), Sir Gawain follows the quiet paths and hollow ways to some of Britain’s secret gems.
Be they ancient churches, forgotten hollow ways, strip field systems, deserted towns or modern settlements which still bear the imprint of mediaeval times, the places Sir Gawain visits are peopled with ghosts of past times.
Join Sir Gawain on his journey and share with him some of this country’s most intimate history – and do feel free to comment and to share your own experiences of this magical country too…
About the author
Sir Gawain’s World is written by Michael Smith, a printmaker from Hertfordshire. Michael is a graduate in history from the University of York and is originally from the Lancashire/Cheshire borders, home of the original author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. You can view his prints and greetings cards for sale at his site, www.mythicalbritain.co.uk
Soon to be published
After four years of work and research, Michael has also undertaken a new, courtly translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Richly illustrated with his own linocut prints with detailed supplementary notes, the book is being published by innovative crowd-funding publishers Unbound. If you would like to help bring this new edition to market, and be recognised for ever by having your name as a supporter in the back, please visit www.unbound.com/books/sir-gawain
All the content on this blog is copyright of the author. (c) MTA Smith 2017, all rights reserved.