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- 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$ 4.36
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...
- Arcade Publishing 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...
- De Gruyter 1898; US$ 154.00
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36
The Little Book of Sussex is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically... more...