What Willow Says

What Willow Says

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Sharing stories of myths, legends and ancient bogs, a deaf child and her grandmother experiment with the lyrical beauty of sign language. Learning to communicate through their shared love of trees they find solace in the shapes and susurrations of leaves in the wind.

A poignant tale of family bonding and the quiet acceptance of change.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 13mm | 126g
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1838059288
  • 9781838059286
  • 12,075

Review quote

'Evocative, carefully crafted and full of heart, What Willow Says explores a very special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. Weaving together myth, magic and beautiful depictions of the natural world Buckle takes you on a captivating journey through a very private world.';(Jan Carson - author of The Fire Starters and winner of the EU Prize for Literature); 'This is a beautiful, lyrical love story between a grandmother and granddaughter - between the human and the other than human - between the known and the unknown. Birds and echoes, loss and language - trees and bog, myth and memory - family and folklore, existence and elegy; this quiet story is as exquisitely sculpted as bog oak, and will - like the storms it tells of - leave traces deep inside of you. A moving, delicate book for this moment.';(Kerri ni Dochartaigh - author of Thin Places); 'A powerful, moving book...Every sentence, phrase and word is worth savouring.';(Estelle Birdy - The Irish Independent)
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About Lynn Buckle

Lynn Buckle was educated at University of Warwick and NUI Maynooth as an art historian and tutor. She lives on the boggy hinterlands beyond Dublin with her children, large and small. She draws,
paints, and teaches there. Her protest writing features in HCE Review, Luisne an Chleite,
Brigid, Infinite Possibilities and the epoque press e-zine. She has benefitted from awards by the John Hewitt Society, Greywood Arts, Kildare Arts & Library Service, and was appointed UNESCO Cities of Literature Writer in Residence 2021 at the National Centre for Writing, Norwich.
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77 ratings
4.36 out of 5 stars
5 53% (41)
4 30% (23)
3 17% (13)
2 0% (0)
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