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- Random House 2011; US$ 31.98
Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of readers throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story, this unique history book directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
W.B. Yeats was a towering figure in twentieth-century letters. Though best remembered as a poet and playwright, Yeats was insatiably curious and devoted much of his life to the study of folk literatures. This collection brings together an astounding array of Irish legends, fables, and fairy tales. more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 14.38 US$ 10.79
Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to these questions. It is the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98
Once upon a time, the name Baghdad conjured up visions of the most magical, romantic city on earth, where flying carpets carried noble thieves off on wonderful adventures, and vicious viziers and beautiful princesses mingled with wily peasants and powerful genies. This is the world of the Arabian Nights , a magnificent collection of ancient tales... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 19.95
In 1930, the last inhabitants of the isle of St Kilda were evacuated to the mainland. Shortly afterwards, following several acts of vandalism by local fishermen, Calum MacKinnon was sent back to the island to guard against further damage. Alone on the deserted island, he begins to re-imagine the conversations and stories from his years in the island... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58
On the shrouded corpse hung a tablet of green topaz with the inscription: 'I am Shaddad the Great. I conquered a thousand cities; a thousand white elephants were collected for me; I lived for a thousand years and my kingdom covered both east and west, but when death came to me nothing of all that I had gathered was of any avail. You who see me take... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2015; US$ 14.57
A vibrant, gripping and often grisly retelling of Greek myths by the author ofThe Ten Thousand Things, winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize. Superhero characters such as Heracles and Perseus and legendary monsters like the Minotaur and Medusa underlie so much of modern storytelling in Western art, literature, drama and music. The classic Greek myths... more...
- Waverley Books 2015; US$ 14.57
For thousands of years the myths of Ancient Greece and Rome have fascinated people and inspired great writers, thinkers, artists and culture. This book explains myths and retells them in this comprehensive and useful tales, myths and characters in over 1000 cross-references. more...