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New Review of "Grendel's Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife"

Grendel’s Mother is a stunning, imaginative response to the many questions the iconic poem leaves unanswered. The writer’s deep knowledge of the Norse Sagas and the world of Beowulf spills from every page....This is the hidden story of the women behind the Beowulf saga.b> The author does not flinch from the horror and violence that is there in the original version, nor does she stray far from the initial narrative, recreating traditional rhythms and alliteration, whilst still offering us a clear and accessible tale. The conclusion is both satisfying and uplifting, neatly linking the narrative to our present worldview. I recommend this story to any reader who has an interest in the Anglo-Saxon world.

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