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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Translated and Illustrated by
Michael Smith

"This book is a beautiful artefact in its own right ... a total Gawain experience for the contemporary reader"

Shiny New Books

My illustrated translation of the Middle-English masterpiece, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, was published in 2018. Illustrated with my own linocut prints and featuring a host of background historical information, it is like a medieval manuscript for the modern age.

Original illustrations from the book are available here.

Summary of Contents


The survival of the manuscript

Note on translation

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight


In search of Hautdesert

In search of the Green Chapel

 ISBN-10: 1783525606

 ISBN-13: 978-1783525607

About the publisher

Unbound is a crowdfunding publisher, with authors including the BBC presenter Jonathan Meades, the film director Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Flash Gordon) and the Slade musician Dave Hill amongst many others.

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