The Old Weird Albion is the predecessor, now furtherance, of a book of the same name by Justin Hopper – an American writer based in England, working at the intersection of landscape, memory and myth.
The Old Weird Albion (book) consists of a series of ‘poetic essays’ exploring the landscape of the South Downs in search of visions of another England, and the ways in which people use those visions as a point of memory and healing. It is available from Penned In The Margins press.
The Old Weird Albion (this site) is a continuation with a broader focus, both in geography and form, seeking the ways in which we are inspired, healed or remembered through visions of that other Britain.
This site began almost 10 years ago, but remained dormant for a long, long time. Now – with a little luck – it’ll keep going regularly. For a while.