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  • Battles and Questsby Anthony Horowitz

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 6.28

    In a time of war, of death and destruction, the world needs heroes. Arthur. Theseus. Geriguiaguiatugo. Their names are whispered on the wind ? tales of epic quests, of furious battles, beasts slain and the glory of victory . . . more...

  • Dorset Folk Talesby Tim Laycock

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.82

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Tim Laycock. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Dorset reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Dorset has a rich and diverse collection of tales, from the stories... more...

  • A Short History Of Mythby Karen Armstrong

    Canongate Books 2004; US$ 13.29

    Karen Armstrong's concise yet compelling investigation into the history of myth takes us from the Palaeolithic period and the mythology of the hunters right up to the 'Great Western Transformation' of the last 500 years. She shows us that the history of myth is the history of humanity, and our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand... more...

  • The Vampire Combat Manualby Roger Ma

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    WHEN DARKNESS FALLS? WHEN THE UNDEAD RISE WITH A HUNGER FOR BLOOD? WHEN THE HUNT IS ON?AND YOU ARE THE PREY? WILL YOU BE READY? In the inevitable event of a vampire attack, the average citizen will be forced to engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat. To avoid serious injury, disfigurement, or death by exsanguination, you need to know the proper combat... more...

  • Deceived Wisdomby David Bradley

    Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 7.99

    Did your mother remind you to take off your coat when inside or you won't 'feel the benefit' when you leave? Have you ever been informed that what you need to cool down is a nice cup of tea? And are you bored of being told that you have to let that red wine breathe first to improve its taste? If so then Deceived Wisdom is the book for you. Organised... more...

  • The Age of Chivalryby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    American writer Thomas Bulfinch was one of the most important scholars of world mythology. His nineteenth-century collections of folk literature from Europe and ancient Greece remain some of the most influential works in this field. The collection The Age of Chivalry focuses on romantic, action-packed tales from the King Arthur era. more...

  • Gods and Fighting Menby Lady Augusta Gregory; W. B. Yeats

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Regarded by many as the quintessential collection of Irish mythology, Lady Augusta Gregory's Gods and Fighting Men brings together a vast compendium of tales and fables dating back to the earliest days of civilization in what is now known as Ireland. A folklorist with a genuine flair for storytelling, Gregory's renderings of the tales will... more...

  • The Science of Fairy Talesby Edwin Sidney Hartland

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Selkie, wee people, elves, fauns, mogwai -- no matter what you call them, virtually every cultural tradition has created a type of being that is analogous to the Western concept of the fairy. In this fascinating analysis, scholar Edwin Sidney Hartland delves into the inner workings of the ubiquitous fairy myth and traces its impact across many cultures. more...

  • The Bansheeby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The banshee is a fearsome female creature that figures heavily in Irish mythology. Usually regarded as a harbinger of death and doom, the banshee is often depicted as wearing bloodstained clothing and unleashing an unearthly howl when someone is about to perish. This comprehensive study of banshee mythology from folklorist Elliott O'Donnell is... more...

  • Byways of Ghost-Landby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Stories of the supernatural have been around for thousands of years, but what is it in the human mind that compels us to repeat these tales? In this fascinating collection, scholar Elliot O'Donnell takes a detailed look at all kinds of spooky stories and explores possible connections that may help explain their origins. more...