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- The History Press 2011; US$ 9.99
These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most fascinating 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...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 9.99
Surrey?s landscape, shaped by the Devil?s mischief and the whims of dancing Pharisees, is home to a wealth of tales. For Surrey is a place where dragons have stalked, dripping poisoned saliva from their yellow teeth; a place where horses have sprouted wings in order to rescue bewitched villagers; a place where pumas with the gift of speech have prowled... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99
Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross and listen to the tales of this ancient county. Hear how a King and his knights were turned to stone at the mysterious Rollright Stones; how Dragon Hill got its name; take the Devil's Highway to the End of the World - if you dare; or spend a night on the weird Ot Moor; listen in on the Boar's Head Carol; walk the... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 11.99
London is a world unto itself; an outrageous, quirky and diverse microcosm where all walks of life cross paths, their languages jostling and mingling ? and there are tales whichever way you turn. Now thirty of the best, drawn from oral history and newly recorded local reminiscence, as well as folk sources and written texts, have been brought to life... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 89.82
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...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Presents a collection that investigates the origins of our old-fashioned superstitions. This title sets these superstitions in their historical context, explaining how fear of the Devil, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives. more...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 27.99
Fairy tales are one of our earliest cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient landscapes. Both evoke similar sensations: At times they are beautiful and magical, at others spooky and sometimes horrifying. Maitland argues that the terrain of these fairy tales are intimately connected to the mysterious secrets and silences, gifts and perils.... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.99
Wexford has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county.Discover the remarkable story of the 140-year-old-man who died a premature death, the arrival of the antichrists (six of them) in Wexford and the dangers of love potions, together with tales of lurechan mischief,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 5.99
County Down, where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by local storyteller Steve Lally.Discover the trails were the outlaw Redmond O?Halon was said to once roam, the road where you might come across the Ghost Girl of Ballymullan, and the cliffs... more...