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  • Folk Song in Englandby Steve Roud

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 22.99

    In Victorian times, England was famously dubbed the land without music - but one of the great musical discoveries of the early twentieth century was that England had a vital heritage of folk song and music which was easily good enough to stand comparison with those of other parts of Britain and overseas. Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Williams,... more...

  • Epicby Frederick Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    Epic does many things. Among others, it defines the nature of the human storyteller; recalls the creation of the world and of the human race; describes the paradoxical role of the hero as both the Everyman and the radical exception; and establishes the complex quest underlying all human action. Epic illustrates that these ingredients of epic storytelling... more...

  • Ghostly Talesby Chronicle Books; Bill Bragg

    Chronicle Books LLC 2017; US$ 15.99

    A vengeful phantom lurks in a country graveyard. A whaling crew becomes trapped on a haunted ship. A human skull is kept locked in a cupboard, but sometimes at night, it screams. . . . This collection of tales transports the reader to a time when staircases creaked in old manor houses, and a candle could be blown out by a gust of wind, or by a passing... more...

  • Flora of Middle-Earthby Walter S. Judd; Graham A. Judd

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    In this book, Walter Judd and Grant Judd give detailed species accounts of every plant found in Tolkien's universe, complete with the etymology of the plant's name, a discussion of its significance within Tolkien's work, a description of the plant's distribution and ecology, and an original hand-drawn illustration in the style of a woodcut print. more...

  • The Story of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) In Islamby Muhammad Naga

    Scribl 2017; US$ 0.00

    Prophet Ibrahim known as Prophet Abraham in the Hebrew Bible, is recognized as a prophet and messenger in Islam of Allah (God). Abraham plays a prominent role as an example of faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Muslim belief, Abraham fulfilled all the commandments and trials wherein God nurtured him throughout his lifetime. As a result... more...

  • Myths on the Mapby Greta Hawes

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 104.99

    Myths on the Map brings together contributions from leading scholars of Greek myth, literature, history, and archaeology to explore the intricate ways in which myth interacted with the physical and conceptual landscapes of antiquity. It highlights in particular the plurality and pervasiveness of such interactions. more...

  • The Land of the Seal Peopleby Duncan Williamson

    Birlinn 2017; US$ 7.49

    No stories were more potent, more engaging, more subtle or profound than these half-animal, half-human tales of the sea. Time and time again listeners enthralled by Duncan Williamson's lore would ask him for the silkie tale. Duncan grew up with the seals, slept nights stranded by the tide in their colonies, heard countless stories from crofters, fishermen... more...

  • Fireside Tales of the Traveller Childrenby Duncan Williamson

    Birlinn 2017; US$ 7.49

    'A treasure trove of oral storytelling,' – The Herald 'You can feel the words, the gestures, and the voice drawing you in, building the tale and enclosing you in its magic and apparently effortless art - and guile!’ – Duncan Smith, The Scottish Storytelling Centre Duncan Williamson was a Scottish traveller who went on to become one of Britain's... more...

  • Old Skye Talesby William Mackenzie

    Birlinn 2017; US$ 7.49

    Mackenzie's Old Skye Tales is an extraordinary compilation of lore, legend, tradition and incident from the Isle of Skye, collected and written by a man of considerable intelligence and observation. It is one of the most important sources for the history of the island. As well as containing a large amount of information of the geography of the... more...

  • Many Lives of Catwomanby Tim Hanley

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 18.99

    For more than 75 years, Catwoman has forged her own path in a clear-cut world of stalwart heroes, diabolical villains and damsels in distress. Sometimes a thief, sometimes a vigilante, sometimes neither and sometimes both, the mercurial Catwoman gleefully defies classification. Her relentless independence across comic books, television and film appearances... more...