Words for Worlds Upended

Book design and illustration for J.R. Carpenter’s Words for Worlds Upended.

In September 1620 an English ship called The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth to found a new colony in America, or so the story goes. In Words for Worlds Upended, J.R. Carpenter draws on conflicting archival sources to decentralise the narrative of the so-called Pilgrim Fathers, focusing instead on the ship itself, the flowers it’s named after, the harbours it sailed out of, the weather it sailed into, and the indigenous names for peoples, places, and plants effected by this momentous voyage.

The book is available from Guillemot Press.