All Things Green Man & The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green

A Pathway Through The Seasons by Rose Blakeley

Title A Pathway Through  The Seasons
Author Rose Blakeley
Publisher Attitude Publishing
ISBN 978-0-9558858-0-8
A Pathway Through The Seasons

A pathway through the seasons is a collection of 20 beautifully illustrated poems by writer and artist Rose Blakeley, The book takes you on a magical journey through a year of folklore and traditional English customs . Each poem is charmingly illustrated with a full colour picture and is accompanied by black and white drawings.
Rose grew up in countryside near the historic town of Battle, East Sussex before moving to Hastings and her poems and pictures are richly inspired by the stories and images that have accompanied her journey through life. The 20 poems include The Green Man, Robin-in-the-Hood and The Ceremony of May which is inspired by the Hastings Traditional Jack-in-the-Green and will be hauntingly familiar to anyone who has attended this wonderful annual event.

The book is a first edition glossy hardback and its appearance is comfortingly reminiscent of the large format fairytale books of childhood that some of us literally read to pieces. It is definitely a book that will appeal to readers of all ages bringing memories flooding back to some and inspiring others to seek out the traditions, wildlife and folklore that surround us all. A great bedtime read for adult and child alike.

If you head to our website and go to the book shop section you can buy this book directly from (go for the free delivery option too). It wont cost you any more than the usual Amazon price by using our link but will generate a few pence from each sale towards The Company of the Green Man to help us keep everything free. In fact if you go via any of the book links from our website to buy your books or other Amazon goodies you can help generate us a few more pennies with no extra cost to you.
You can find more information about A Pathway through the Seasons at: and more information about the CD that Rose and her musician husband Garry have collaborated on inspired by the poem “The Ceremony of May” which appears in Rose’s book at: and which we hope to review at a later date.

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