The Green Man of Eshwood Hall

Striking a perfect balance between myth and psychosocial realism, this beautifully written debut is the first of a projected series set in an imaginary version of Northumberland ― Guardian

A doozy of a final twist that recalls M. R. James at his nastiest ― Telegraph

A novel about vanity, selfishness and exploitation and the damage they do … beautifully written and heart-breaking ― Literary Review

Kerr sets his story in “Northalbion”, a fictionalised Northumberland, and examines the traditions and customs of the area as well as its landscape and wildlife with a keen forensic eye. At the same time, he skilfully evokes a nation, its old certainties overturned by war, on the cusp of social upheaval and change ― Financial Times

One of those books that enchant you to the point of distraction; so engrossing, you crave more precious reading time. […] It offers the reader a classic adventure story, delivers ample scares and supernatural peril, and show that for all her real-world woes, the protagonist’s life can still get infinitely worse. An absolute treasure of a novel, one that reminds you what a joy reading can be. ― Buzz Magazine

Brimming with wonder and menace, The Green Man of Eshwood Hall is unnerving, unflinching and unputdownable. This is a story that possesses its readers dreamlike and yet utterly convincing ― Nell Stevens, author of Briefly, A Delicious Life

Lush and magical, softly creepy and ultimately shocking; Kerr is a born storyteller ― Jenn Ashworth, author of Ghosted