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  • Western Isles Folk Talesby Ian Stephen

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Western Isles Folk Tales is a comprehensive collection of stories from the geographical span of the long chain of islands known as The Outer Hebrides. Some are well-known tales and some have been collected by the author but all are retold in the natural voice of a local man. You will find selkies and water-horses and encounter the blue-men of the... more...

  • Wrexham County Folk Talesby Fiona Collins

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, which this collection of tales traditionally handed down through the generations by word of mouth illustrate. They include local legends, folk tales, stories of magic and mystery and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Fluent in both the languages of Wales, the author has collected... more...

  • Louth Folk Talesby Doreen McBride

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Take a walk through the heart of Ireland in the entertaining company of professional storyteller Doreen McBride as she recounts local tales, ancient and modern, of County Louth. You will hear of the doomed love of Lassara and her harpist who haunt the waters of Carlingford Lough, of the origin of the River Boyne and of the jumping church at Kildemock.... more...

  • Die Rose: Geschichte und Symbolikby Matthias Jacob Schleiden

    Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 12.13

    ?Rose, wer dich nicht liebt ...? Sie ist die bedeutungsvollste und wohl beliebteste aller Blumen: Die Rose zieht die Menschheit seit Urzeiten in ihren Bann. Der Botaniker Matthias Jacob Schlei-den geht ihrer Geschichte und Symbolik auf den Grund. Mit zahlreichen Verweisen aus der Literatur in Form von Gedichten, Sprüchen und Liedern begibt er sich... more...

  • A Miscellany for Garden-Loversby David Squire

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 11.99

    Here, the craft of gardening, its rich history, wisdom and folklore will entertain, inspire and stimulate the imagination. A Miscellany for Garden-Lovers takes a stroll through gardening curiosities from ancient Egyptian wisdom to the world of garden gnomes: from discovering early garden tools to rhymes and healing gardens, there is everything here... more...

  • Überlieferungsgeschichtenby Rolf Wilhelm Brednich

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    R.W. Brednich, the principal editor of the Encyclopedia of the Fairy Tale and best-selling author of legendary tales, presents 29 cultural historical studies that specifically address medial aspects of the European tradition of songs, stories, and images from early modernity to the present time. As key examples of transmission, they... more...

  • Folklore of the Scottish Highlandsby Anne Ross

    The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    In this book the author portrays the beliefs and customs of Scottish Gaelic society, including: seasonal customs deriving from Celtic festivals; the famous waulking songs; and the Highland tradition of seers and second sight. more...

  • Lancashire Folk Talesby David England; Jennie Bailey

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most diverse counties are vividly retold by professional storyteller David England. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Lancashire reflect the wisdom of the county and its people. From the Great Treacle Eating Boggarts at Sabden to the famous Pendle Witches... more...

  • Meath Folk Talesby Richard Marsh

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.82

    Meath, the 'Royal County', 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 the first occupation of Ireland and the exploits of St Patrick and Colmcille along with stories of witches, hags, ghosts and fairies. As well as legends of the Hill... more...

  • Haunted Chathamby Neil Arnold

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Chatham is a town steeped in history and strange folklore, but much of its ghostly past, and present, remains unwritten. For the first time ever the spectral secrets of this place are uncovered as we delve into ghost stories obscure and well known, from an array of haunted houses and shops, to shedding new light on classic local legends such as Chatham... more...