|The wild words just recorded are a taster of this powerful fusion of memoir and myth, scheduled for publication in 2022 by Unbound Books, which has launched a funding project to get it completed and to press.
Bardskull is the record of three journeys made in the year before Martin turned fifty – for each, he walks alone into a forest in the heart of Dartmoor and waits.
Supporters can simply pre-order the book, or sign up for one of a variety of rewards on offer, including getting your name on a dedicated page at the front of the book (personally thanked by Martin), an original page of manuscript, t-shirts, special tickets to a launch party, and even Bardskull cider in an incendiary small batch.
John Mitchinson, founder of Unbound Books, says: “Bardskull can be read as a fable, as a memoir, as autofiction, as an attempt to undomesticate myth. It is all those things, but it doesn’t come from nowhere.