Books by Gideon Heugh

Rumours of Light

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‘These bitter-beautiful mysteries;
these dreams of dawnsong
swimming through the trees;
these strange rumours of light.’

Rumours of Light is the second collection of poetry from Gideon Heugh. Filled with wonder, longing, grief, hope, despair, beauty and love – it speaks powerfully to the times we’re living in.

It is a love letter to the world; a lament for what we have lost, and are losing; and a reminder of what it means to be alive.

Available in paperback and as an eBook.


‘This is a book for darkling days. A book for those who are hunkering down against the winter storms of life. A book for those who feel weary, lost, uncertain. It is not a book about bright lights and warm platitudes, but about a lone candle flickering on a cold night.

‘During Advent, we do not beat back the darkness. We acknowledge it. We wait within it. We listen to what it has to say. We do not fight the lengthening nights—but in an act of daring vulnerability we welcome them. We slow down. We reflect. We rest. Because it is here, while all around us is darkling, that we can find the true meaning of light.’

Gideon Heugh’s ‘Darkling: an Advent journey’ is a devotional that speaks, in whispered reflections, prayers and poetry, straight into the heart of these troubled times. It is the perfect companion as we face the short days and long nights that lead up to Christmas. It is at once a vulnerable, challenging and profoundly hopeful book.

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Devastating Beauty

The debut collection of poems from Gideon Heugh. Devastating Beauty explores the vein of holiness that runs through the natural world, and mourns our increasing disconnection from it. Full of earth, fire, love, anger, longing and hope, it invites us to wake up to the startling, life-affirming beauty that’s around us and within us.

Available in paperback.