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  • LEGENDS! Battles and Questsby Anthony Horowitz

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 5.57

    Including King Arthur, The Minotaur, Inca legends and more!   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...

  • Great Australian Storiesby Graham Seal

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 15.99

    From pioneer tales to urban myths, folklore expert Graham Seal has gathered some of the best Australian stories from around the country, and this new edition contains 10 extra stories. Australia has a rich tradition of story telling that reflects a unique history and experience. Great Australian Stories gathers some of the best of those stories... 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...

  • 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...

  • Legends of the Caucasusby David Hunt

    Saqi 2012; US$ 23.32

    The Caucasus has an extremely rich folk literature, almost unknown among English speakers, which includes myths, legends, magical tales, anecdotes and proverbs. ... 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...

  • Quirkologyby Richard Wiseman

    Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 16.35

    While other scientists beaver away on obvious problems, Richard Wiseman has been busy uncovering the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics that interest... more...