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- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated legends in this book will give children in other countries an insight into both the traditional culture and the environment of Malaysia. The country's rich tropical scenery provides the perfect backdrop for these tales, many of which incorporate the indigenous plant and animal life... more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 7.99
Professor Stanley Feldman decided to write his memoirs when, in 2008, he was pronounced dead. Fortunately, however, this was not by one of his fellow doctors but instead by an Australian medical journal?prompting much shock the next time he visited his friends down under! He has been a doctor with the NHS for over 60 years now, and has presided over... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
From the saints of the Dark Ages to modern-day sinners, Galway Bay is the source of some of Ireland's most magical tales. In this book local storyteller Rab Fulton takes the reader through Galway's past, recalling the myths and legends that shaped the area's history - from the quarrelsome giants who in their rage created the Aran Isles to the corpses... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99
Interested in learning more about the religious rites, beliefs and practices of different cultures around the world? Check out W. H. Davenport Adams' Curiosities of Superstition. This important early work of comparative religious study highlights similarities and differences of sacred practices throughout history and around the globe. more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
Roscommon has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of Queen Maeve, the famous warrior queen who had a home in Roscommon and the legend of the Giant Leabaigh's Rock, along with stories of witches, hags, ghosts and fairies. In a vivid... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
This is a charming compendium of historical oddities, curious customs and strange events from across West Yorkshire. Laid out in an easy to use A-Z format, it explores a vast range of subjects, from folklore and legends to Yorkshire's strangest buildings, artefacts and memorials (including a drinker's tomb made from a beer barrel). Here also are some... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 6.75
Introducing "Sookin' Berries", her collection of stories for younger readers, Jess Smith writes: 'I have been a gatherer of tales for most of my life, and I suppose it all began when I was a wee girl. I shared a home with parents, seven sisters and a shaggy dog. It could be said that I lived a different sort of life from most other children, because... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2012; US$ 3.99
Stories provide the connective tissue of the South. The intrepid Pamela Petro drives from the Carolinas to the Appalachians to the Atlantic seaboard, from Virginia's valleys to Louisiana's swamps to meet the mesmerizing guardians of its history: the storytellers, who often double as local, or national, treasures. A gifted listener, Petro records how... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99
This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore-ranging from Paul Bunyan and Davey Crockett to quilts, cowboys, and immigrants-to express the... more...