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  • Grimm Legaciesby Jack Zipes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In Grimm Legacies , esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Zipes reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world?the... more...

  • Northumberland Folk Talesby Malcolm Green

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    These lively and entertaining folk tales are vividly retold by local storyteller Malcolm Green. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Northumberland reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Discover the places in the Northumberland landscape where dragons walked, horses flew and fairy folk... 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...

  • Appleby Marcia Reiss

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Gala and Honeycrisp. Pink Lady and Pacific Rose. King Luscious and Winesap. The names of apples are as juicy as the fruit itself. One of the most widely distributed fruits on the planet, apples have always meant something beyond food and drink?their seeds have been planted deep within the myths, religion, and art of nearly every culture. They are... more...

  • Treasure Hunterby W.C. Jameson

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    W.C. Jameson was an active treasure hunter for more than fifty years. He has fallen from cliffs, had ropes break during climbs, been caught in mine shaft cave-ins, contended with flash floods, been shot at, watched men die, and had to deal with rattlesnakes, water moccasins, scorpions, and poisonous centipedes. He has fled for his life from park... more...

  • Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Taleby Marina Warner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on... more...

  • Cambridgeshire Folk Talesby Maureen James

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Modern day Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse landscapes: from the elegance of the University city to the rural delights of the old county of Huntingdonshire and the flatness of the Isle of Ely with its 'wide' skies, each district has its own identity and its own stories. In this book you can explore the antics of the inhabitants of the past, including... more...

  • 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...

  • Scottish Urban Myths and Ancient Legendsby Grace Banks; Sheena Blackhall

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Monsters, lunatics, vampires, werewolves, evil doll and suicide dogs, stones entombing bodies, faces appearing in walls, curses and meetings with the devil - all this and more are contained within this book of Scottish urban legends. Now, for the first time, folklorists and storytellers Grace Banks and Sheena Blackhall explore these intriguing tales.... more...

  • Here Comes A Chopper to Chop Off Your Head - The Dark Side of Childhood Rhymes & Storiesby Liz Evers

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19

    Today?s parents are increasingly replacing nursery rhymes with the latest pop songs, and fairy tales now thought too scary for little ones with cute stories about farmyard animals and talking trains. Until recently, weird tales of fairy curses and flesh-eating ogres were considered suitable bedtime reading. And the strange-sounding and sometimes... more...