ENGLAND'S DARK DREAMING by Paul Watson
UK import, signed by author
England’s Dark Dreaming, Paul Watson's second book of artwork, is a series of twenty-four large-scale charcoal drawings created by the artist between 2016 and 2018. They draw on folkloric elements such as the May Queen and the Green Man to present a disturbing dreamscape of contemporary England in a state of political turmoil.
Originally published in 2018 in a limited printrun of 250 copies which have long sold-out. This new Second Edition has just been published in February 2021.
"Essential for everyone thinking about Deep England, myth, folklore and national identity right now."
- Melissa Harrison, author of All Among the Barley
"To speak of a work of profound magnitude, in mundane terms does it a disservice. I want to be honest about what this book evokes for me: my deep connection to this work, is as a talismanic book, a magical tome. Paul Watson is a master and I cannot wait to explore what he conjures next."
- John Harrigan, Director of Armageddon Gospels
"A heartfelt statement of the old mongrel soul of Albion against the shallow fascism of Deep England: I can’t praise England’s Dark Dreaming enough."
- Ian 'Cat' Vincent, writer at the Fortean Times and the Daily Grail
"An excellent and thought provoking series of highly skilled and original drawings rounded off with a polemical essay. Recommend it without reservation 5 stars."
- Nick Brown, author of the Skendleby/Ancient Gramarye series of books
"Its half-light commentary moves past revivalist folk-horror to face contemporary perversions of notions of pride, peoplehood, and place."
- Fiddler’s Green, Volume 2, Number 2