Hagitude

Coming in September 2022

Limited Collector’s Edition

September Publishing will also be offering a collector’s edition, which comes as a luxury slipcased hardback with a unique design and exclusive content: a new, original story based on my character Old Crane Woman. Each copy will be signed and numbered, and will include a numbered, limited edition A5 art print by artist Natalie Eslick, featuring her beautiful portrait of Old Crane Woman. This limited edition is available to pre-order now only via this link.

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Reimagining the second half of life

‘In the oldest known cosmology of my native lands, it wasn’t a sky-bound old man with a beard who made and shaped this world. It was an old woman. A giant old woman, who has been with us down all the long ages, since the beginning of time.’

Deftly interweaving myth, psychology and memoir, Sharon Blackie argues that menopause ushers in a rich and vibrant new phase of life, and explores the many different ways in which women can flourish during what is so often portrayed as a time of decline. Hagitude unearths the stories of the little-known but powerful elder women in European myth and folklore, inspiring readers to imagine that the last decades of our lives might be the most dynamic of all. This moving and uplifting book will inspire a new generation of female elders: women who have reclaimed their Inner Hag, matured into their own unique brand of hagitude and who are ready to pass down their deep feminine wisdom for the benefit of the wider Earth community.

Hagitude will be published in the UK and all territories outside of North America and Australasia by September Publishing on 1 September, 2022. In North America, it’ll be published by New World Library on October 11, and in Australasia by Brio Books on October 11. E-books and an audiobook will also be available in September.

Limited Collector’s Edition

September Publishing will also be offering a collector’s edition, which comes as a luxury slipcased hardback with a unique design and exclusive content: a new, original story based on my character Old Crane Woman. Each copy will be signed and numbered, and will include a numbered, limited edition A5 art print by artist Natalie Eslick, featuring her beautiful portrait of Old Crane Woman. This limited edition is available to pre-order now only via this link.

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Working with the stories of powerful elder women in European myth and folklore can inspire us to create new stories of our own, and to reimagine the journey to and through elderhood.

Illustrations by Natalie Eslick

Natalie Eslick is an Australian fine artist and creativity guide; her beautiful, detailed illustrations can be found throughout Hagitude. Here are three of them: the dangerous old woman Baba Yaga, the Puella Senilis from old Celtic stories about ‘kissing the hag’, and the archetypal fairy-tale Witch.

More books from Sharon

Find out more about Sharon’s other books at her main author site.

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