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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Battles and Questsby Anthony Horowitz

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 7.60

    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 2011; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Celtic Tales of Enchantmentby Liam Mac Uistin; Russell Barnett; Shane Johnson

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Four exciting stories of magic, heroism and love featuring some of the best-known names from Irish myth and legend. more...

  • Deceived Wisdomby David Bradley

    Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Clare Folk Talesby Ruth Marshall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Do you know what lurks in the waters of Cullaun Lake? Or why a Clare woman should never, ever, be disturbed while she is knitting? These questions and more will be answered in this unique collection of traditional tales from across the county, which explores Clare?s rich heritage of myths and legends. We will hear the tales of well-known figures, including... more...

  • The Weiser Field Guide to Witchesby Judika Illes

    Red Wheel Weiser 2010; US$ 14.95

    Witches peek from greeting cards and advertisements, and they dig twisted roots from the ground. Witches dance beneath the stars and lurk around cauldrons. Witches heal, witches scare, witches creep, and witches teach! A compendium of witches through the ages, from earliest prehistory to some of the most significant modern practitioners, The Weiser... more...

  • A Gift of Japanese Flowersby Alfred Koehn

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99

    This timeless guide to Japanese flower arranging and appreciation is a must have for Japanese garden enthusiasts. Enjoyed by young and old, rich and poor, hanami, or flower-viewing, is an integral part of the Japanese people's appreciation of beauty in nature, and plays an important role in their social life as well. The love of all flowers, particularly... more...

  • Folklore of Essexby Sylvia Kent

    The History Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    Essex - the witch hunting county - is especially rich in traditions, legends, dialect and stories that have been handed down through the ages. It is these traditions that are gathered together in this volume and whose origins and meanings are explored to create a sense of how the customs of the past have influenced the ways of the present. This fully... more...

  • Folklore of Northamptonshireby Peter Hill

    The History Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    This book describes the reaction of the common people to some of the tumultuous events which occurred in Northamptonshire and shaped England's history, and how this gave rise to many colourful folklore traditions. Especially rich in dialect, vocabulary, legends, and wondrous stories that have been handed down through the ages, the character of Northamptonshire... more...