The Old Weird Albion

Justin Hopper

"A woman stands at the edge of a cliff, looking out to the horizon. A church bell. Footsteps."

Justin Hopper

The Old Weird Albion moves across the Sussex and Hampshire Downs, interrogating the high, haunted landscape of the English South

Justin Hopper traces memories, myths and forgotten histories from Winchester to Beachy Head, joining New Age eccentrics and accidental visionaries on the hunt for crop circles, ancient chalk figures and eerie suburbs: the ruins of prehistoric pasts and utopian futures. Hopper casts himself as the outsider – an American initiate searching for an English heritage – and mixes doubt with desire in pursuit of mystical encounters in the Downs.

 

Illustrated by Mairead Dunne

Cover artwork by Leah Fusco

 

Our price £9.99
RRP £9.99
Paperback
250 pages
ISBN 9781908058379
Published 8 November 2017
Cover design: George Simkin

Reviews

Beautiful and compelling writing ... more personal and sensitive than most psycho-geography manages to be.
Layla Legard

About the author

Justin Hopper is a writer of landscape, memory and myth. His journalism, poetry, audio projects and curated exhibitions have appeared in both his native USA and adopted UK home. He lives in Constable Country with his partner and their son.

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