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Folklore & Mythology

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  • London Urban Legendsby Scott Wood

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    How long has a corpse been staring out at passengers on the tube? Was London Bridge really shipped abroad by an American thinking he'd bought Tower Bridge? Did the Queen really mix with the crowds as a princess on VE Day? And did Hitler actually want to live in Balham? Urban legends are the funny, frightened and fierce folklore people share. Just... more...

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

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • Playing Deadby Montana Miller

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a ?victim? of drunk driving in a program called ?Every 15 Minutes,? Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist?s lens. Playing Dead examines why hundreds of American schools and communities each year organize these mock tragedies without any national sponsorship or coordination.... more...

  • The Maya End Timesby Patricia Mercier

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    According to the Maya Prophecies, the 5,000-year"Fourth Age" will come to it end in 2012. In a remarkable adventure which takes her all over Central South America and involves strange ceremonies at sacred pyramids, scaling an active volcano and chases with drug runners, Patricia Mercier attempts to discover whether 2012 will be the end of the world... more...

  • The Iron Castleby Angus Donald

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    Robin Hood is all that stands between English Normandy and French victory in Angus Donald's most gritty, thrilling novel yet in the bestselling series Outlaw Chronicles more...

  • The Iron Castleby Angus Donald

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 37.24

    Robin Hood is all that stands between English Normandy and French victory in Angus Donald's most gritty, thrilling novel yet in the bestselling series Outlaw Chronicles more...

  • The Girl Who Sang to the Buffaloby Kent Nerburn

    New World Library 2013; US$ 15.95

    A haunting dream that will not relent pulls author Kent Nerburn back into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the ?old ones? still have powers beyond our understanding. more...

  • Folklore of Kentby Fran Doel; Geoff Doel

    The History Press 2003; US$ 21.86

    "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...

  • The Sutton Companion to the Folklore, Myths and Customs of Britainby Marc Alexander

    The History Press 2005; US$ 21.86

    Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide an insight into the island's history. Every invader, refugee or settler has helped contribute some new element or twist to the complex pattern of our national heritage. This volume provides a comprehensive companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. more...

  • Mythology 101by Kathleen Sears

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.99

    Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology. From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld,... more...