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The Lost Spells
Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris, Hamish Hamilton, £14.99
Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but new in form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure, a new collection of ‘spells’ – acrostic poetry and artwork – by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.
Written to be read aloud, calling to forest, field, riverbank, ocean and to the heart, these ‘spells’ summon back what is often lost from sight and care, and inspire protection and action on behalf of the natural world. From Jay to Jackdaw, Oak to Barn Owl, Silver Birch to Grey Seal, they capture the special, individual spirit of each plant and creature. Above all, they celebrate a sense of wonder, bearing witness to nature’s power to amaze, console and bring joy.
The Girl and the Goddess
Nikita Gill, Ebury Press, £12.99
With Nikita Gill, international poetry sensation, follow the inspirational journey of a young girl into fearless womanhood guided by powerful deities along the way. We’ll meet Kali, the goddess of death and time who is also a strong mother figure; Saraswati, the goddess of learning, without whom we are only confusion; Parvati, goddess of love, power and renewal, who can embody many forms when her emotions overtake her. Astrology, spirituality and beauty come together as a gift from the universe to help navigate love, loss, death and life.
Complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, this book weaves ancient tales into a potent tonic for our times.