by John Burnside

John Burnside visits the remote island of Havergey in search of the ideal society, and finds clues in the landscape for Utopia.

Author: John Burnside

Published: Spring 2017, available for pre-order

ISBN: 9781908213464Categories: , , , Tags: ,


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The search for an ideal society has intrigued us for thousands of years. Politicians, writers and philosophers of every generation have proposed their visions, from Plato’s Republic and Thomas More’s Utopia, to William Morris’ News from Nowhere and H.G. Wells’ A Modern Utopia. The acclaimed poet and novelist John Burnside explores the idea of utopia in this powerful novella, set in the near future on the remote island, following The Collapse, and examines how nature, the landscape and its human inhabitants have survived what should have been a great catastrophe. But all is not as it seems.


The jacket for our new monograph is by Norman Ackroyd.

Additional Information

Weight350 g
Dimensions18 x 128 x 176 mm


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