The Walrus Mutterer

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Northern Britain, Iron Age. Rian, a carefree young woman known for her healing and cooking skills, is enslaved by a powerful local trader and taken aboard a vessel for a long and perilous voyage. Their quest: to find precious walrus ivory and amber – sources of untold wealth and influence. They’re soon joined by a mysterious, ambitious stranger known as Pytheas the Greek, who claims to be seeking riches from the North to bring back to his native land.

In the first volume of this extraordinary, imaginative trilogy, Mandy Haggith takes us back to prehistoric times and opens the way for an intergenerational saga ranging from the Sub-Arctic to the Mediterranean.

As visceral as it is gripping, The Walrus Mutterer introduces an unforgettable cast of characters. It’s a stunning achievement from an award-winning novelist and poet.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages304
ISBN (Electronic)9781912235087
ISBN (Print)9781912235087
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2018


  • Historical Fiction
  • Iron Age
  • 25ref2021


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  • Highland Book Prize longlisted

    Hunter, Jim (Recipient), Dec 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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