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  • Devonshire Folk Talesby Michael Dacre

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.82

    Devon is a county rich in history and folklore, the roots of which lie in the beliefs of ancient Celtic inhabitants. Long ago, whilst middle England was converted to Christianity, the Celtic people of the edge-lands were still Druids. With no explanation offered for the cycles of hardship and abundance, a large amount of folklore and superstition... more...

  • Herefordshire Folk Talesby David Phelps

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.82

    For the first time, these enchanting folk tales , the origins of which lie in the oral tradition, have been gathered together in book form. The charming selection of thirty fairy tales and legends are full of Herefordian wit and wisdom, and the perfect for reading aloud or alone. Although on the surfact they may appear quaint, these stories tell of... more...

  • West Yorkshire Folk Talesby John Billingsley

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.82

    Whether hailing from the open Pennine hills or the close-knit neighbourhoods of industrial towns, West Yorkshire folk have always been fond of a good tale. This collection of stories from around the county is a tribute to their narrative vitality, and commemorates places and people who have left their mark on their communities. Here you will find... more...

  • Mother/Daughter Stories You'll Loveby Colleen Sell

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.45

    Mothers and daughters share more than just life, death and love; they exchange wisdom, advice and intimate secrets unlike that of any other relationship. The three stories in Mother/Daughter Stories You'll Love explore the strength and depth of women's unbreakable earliest bond. These stories rejoice in the complexity and kindness?as well as the... more...

  • Japanese Fairy Talesby Yei Theodora Ozaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk storiesproviding insight into a rich literary culture. The rich world of Japanese fantasy is very apparent in Japanese Fairy Tales , a compilation of twenty-two favorite stories from the land of the rising sun. A fantastic selection of ghouls,... more...

  • Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoesby William D. Westervelt

    Tuttle Publishing 1991; US$ 0.99

    "A richly entertaining series of Hawaiian tales with explanatory facts, which will delight and inform both the folklore fan and the general reader" The Honolulu Advertiser Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes made its first appearance in 1916, in both American and British editions, as the third in a series that represented a pioneering study of Hawaiian... more...

  • Defiant Maids and Stubborn Farmersby Donald J. Cosentino

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 30.00 US$ 24.60

    The domei is a popular narrative art form among the Mende people of Sierra Leone. more...

  • Telling Stories / Geschichten erzählenby Carsten Gansel; Dirk Vanderbeke

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    The essays collected in this volume highlight the narrative as a phenomenon inherent in human nature. They examine the likely purpose of artistic and literary expression and its contribution to survival in an early human environment. They also consider the developing interest in shaping experience through the narrative, and investigate... more...

  • Handbuch zu den "Kinder- und Hausmärchen" der Brüder Grimmby Hans-Jörg Uther

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 119.00

    This handbook is the first work to document all the fairy tales which appeared in the Grimm Brothers? lifetime and locates them in their historico-cultural context. There is a detailed commentary on each tale, which draws on the most important international research literature; particular attention is paid both to thematic links within the... more...

  • Staffordshire Folk Talesby The Journey Man

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.82

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller The Journey Man. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Staffordshire reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Staffordshire has a rich and diverse collection of tales,... more...

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