Would you be exasperated by words like gemæcce?

HILD by Nicola Griffith is a luminous novel about St Hilda of Whitby (circa 614-17 November 680.) The novel begins in around 617, when Hild is a three-year-old child, learning about the sudden death of her father (by poison.) Hild’s family suffers a huge loss of status with this death, her mother becoming a young […]