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The Swan- Bone Flute
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‘I loved this book. I like good historical novels, and if they have strong and smart female characters, if they consider cultural shifts toward systemic patriarchy, so much the better. But when they bring in a profound awareness of the land, its medicines, and ceremony, that is a book I can’t put down. This story is replete with insight, and characters who ask things like ‘Who would speak for the wild?’
‘The women in The Swan-Bone Flute cope with change and challenge, faced with dilemmas that countless women have known, in feudalizing and colonizing societies, that continue in our own times. The transformations they go through, and the subtle teachings of the wandering bard Hilda, speak to the lives of women today, and what we are reaching back to recover.’
Max Dashu, Director of the Suppressed Histories Archive and author of Witches and Pagans, Women in European Folk Religion, 700–1100
‘We all half-remember the stories of The Swan-Bone Flute. We have inherited them in our DNA. Meg, Hilda and all the others are strangely familiar; we catch sight of them with the corner of an eye or dance with them in our dreams. Reading The Swan-Bone Flute is like sleep-walking in our mothers’ memories or overhearing whispered gossip about nearly-forgotten neighbours.
The characters Rachel O’Leary has conjured are well rounded and colourful, jumping off the page and into the imagination. This is a book you will want to savour. It will enthrall and enchant you and fill you with righteous indignation. Travel with Hilda as she battles to raise the consciousness of the women who have had their ancient status and rights stripped from them and cheer for Meg as she steps into her female power.’