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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Deceived Wisdomby David Bradley

    Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 8.47

    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 2012; US$ 5.82

    County Clare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the tales surrounding the tomb of the sun goddess Grianne in the village that bears her name, the caves where warrior giants are said to sleep and the strange creatures that were said to inhabit the loughs.... more...

  • Ancient Legends Retold: The Seat Perilous, The Quests of Arthur's Knightsby Bernard Kelly; June Peter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Around the round table there was always one seat which remained empty. This was the place left for the one who would one day attain the grail and redeem and restore the land. It was the first Hot Seat - if you sat there and were not that man you would be consumed by fire. It was known as the Seat Perilous. These are the untold stories of the knights... 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 2013; US$ 17.99

    Essex, the witch hunting county, is especially rich in traditions, legends, dialect and stories. This book explores the origins and meanings of its traditions to create a sense of the influence of the customs of the past. It is aimed at those who wish to revel in the delights of times past. more...

  • Folklore of Northamptonshireby Peter Hill

    The History Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    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. more...

  • Memoirs of an Unsung Legend, Nemesoby Munyaradzi Mawere; M. Mukombe

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 16.15

    Nemeso ñ a four eyed manñlived in southeastern Zimbabwe in the mid-17th century. Stories about him are widely known by the Duma in southeastern Zimbabwe as he left a legacy, a delicious dish ñ of edible stinkbugs locally named harurwa. These insects, believed to be a gift to Nemeso by the ancestors, thrive in a grove (jiri) where no... more...

  • Antrim Folk Talesby Billy Teare; Kathleen O'Sullivan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.82

    Antrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the country. Here you will find tales of the traditional rural ways of life among the residents of Antrim, their customs and superstitions, alongside stories of legendary heroes, faeries, witches and ghostly goings-on. In... more...

  • Folklore of Kentby Fran Doel; Geoff Doel

    The History Press 2003; US$ 17.99

    "Kent, sir - everybody knows Kent - apples, cherries, hops and women" - Mr Jingle in Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers. Kent boasts a plethora of characterising traditions which include hop-growing, smuggling and saints. All this reflects the curious history and geography of the area. It is bounded by sea on three sides, has the longest coastline of... more...