Liberty Tales: Stories and Poems inspired by Magna Carta by Cherry PottsLiberty Tales: Stories and Poems inspired by Magna Carta by Cherry Potts

Liberty Tales: Stories and Poems inspired by Magna Carta

EditorCherry Potts

Paperback | November 17, 2016

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2015 marked the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, and Arachne Press celebrated with an evening of stories, poetry and song on the subject of ‘Liberty’. The call out continued until the end of the year, and here are the best of the collected (and eclectic) responses.

Liberty, personal, and legal, is the starting point of this wide ranging collection of responses to the Magna Carta.  Some pieces directly relate to specific clauses of the document signed by King John, others are more concerned with how we experience and search after freedom in the 21st Century, particularly with the Human Rights Act constantly under scrutiny.


Featuring work from:  Alison Lock, Andrew McCallum, Anna Fodorova, Bernie Howley, Brian Johnstone, Carolyn Eden, Cassandra Passarelli, Cherry Potts, David Guy, David Mathews, Elinor Brooks, Helen Morris, Jim Cogan, Jeremy Dixon, Kate Foley, Katy Darby, Liam Hogan, Nick Rawlinson, Owen Townend, Peter de Ville, Richard Smyth,  and Sarah Evans.

Cherry Potts is the author of two collections of short stories: Mosaic of Air (republished by Arachne Press in 2013, and Tales Told Before Cockcrow (currently out of print); a photographic diary of a community opera The Blackheath Onegin, and a fantasy novel, The Dowry Blade (Arachne Press 2016). Cherry has also had several stories in ...
Title:Liberty Tales: Stories and Poems inspired by Magna CartaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.31 inPublished:November 17, 2016Publisher:Arachne PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909208310

ISBN - 13:9781909208315


Table of Contents


Cherry Potts - Introduction
Jim Cogan - Lag
Carolyn Eden - Free White Towel
Sarah Evans - Bothered
Helen Morris - The Poppies
Owen Townend - Stopped by a Busker
Nick Rawlinson - Into Blue
Liam Hogan - The King's Computer
Kate Foley - Jail Break
Peter DeVille - Cena

Cassandra Passarelli - Girl in a Suitcase
David Guy - King and Light
Alison Lock - Dog's Life
David Mathews - Border Country
Cherry Potts - Knitting for Demons
Andrew Callum - Liberty
Elinor Brooks - Wigtown Bay 1685
Katy Darby - The Fool's Tale
Jeremy Dixon  - Tabernacle Lane
Jeremy Dixon – Flax

Katy Darby – Character Study

Anna Fodorova - Fruit of the Sea
Richard Smyth - Witchburning
Brian Johnstone - The Branded Hand
Brian Johnstone - Black & White
Bernie Howley - The Privilege of Departure
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