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  • 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...

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

    The O'Brien Press 2001; US$ 6.56

    Legends of the adventures of that famous band of warriors the Fianna have captured the imaginations of listeners and readers throught the centuries. Four exciting stories of magic, heroism and love featuring some of the best-known names from Irish myth and legend. Includes the story of Oisín and Tír na nÓg, the humorous Quest for the Giolla Deacair... more...

  • The Vampire Combat Manualby Roger Ma

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    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... more...

  • Deceived Wisdomby David Bradley

    Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 12.73

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • Zeus Grants Stupid Wishesby Cory O'Brien; Sarah E Melville

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 11.99

    Get this: Cronus liked to eat babies. Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Isis had bad taste in jewelry. Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy. And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face. All our lives, we?ve been fed... more...

  • Clare Folk Talesby Ruth Marshall

    The History Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Legendary Irelandby Eithne Massey; Jacques Le Goff; Pip Sides

    The O'Brien Press 2003; US$ 18.94

    This beautiful book visits twenty-eight richly atmospheric sites and tells the mythological stories associated with them. Woven into these landscapes are tales of love and betrayal, greed and courage, passion and revenge, featuring the famous characters of Celtic lore, such as Cú Chulainn, the children of Lír and Queen Maeve. The historical and archaeological... more...

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

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.65

    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...