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  • The Lore of Scotlandby Sophia Kingshill; Jennifer Beatrice Westwood

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions.... more...

  • Boogers, Witches, and Haints: Appalachian Ghost Storiesby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 2.99

    A collection of spine-tingling Appalachian ghost stories and tall tales passed down from generation to generation.  Whether they tell of faucets that drip blood, monster catfish that lurk at the bottom of quarries, or strange lights on the mountaintop, these stories will make you--like the people who are sharing them--question what you believe. more...

  • A Brief History of the Holy Grailby Giles Morgan

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65

    A Brief History of the Holy Grail charts the origins of the grail story from early Christian gospels through to eastern mysticism and the rise of medieval romances and Arthurian legends. The grail reappears once more in the story of the Crusades and in particular the rise and dramatic fall of the Knight Templars, who it is said were the guardians... more...

  • Legends! Battles and Questsby Anthony Horowitz

    Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Mountain Homespunby Frances Louisa Goodrich; Jan Davidson

    University of Tennessee Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    ?Mountain Homespun will be of special interest to those studying southern Appalachian handicrafts, the 1890s handicraft revival, and northern Protestant missionary work in turn-of-the-century Appalachia.? ?North Carolina Historical Review ?Mountain Homespun is much more than a memoir. It offers unrivaled specific information on the processes... more...

  • L.A. Exposedby Paul Young

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99

    Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and Hollywood and Los Angeles have enough to fill a book--and Paul Young has done just that. L.A. Exposed includes the facts behind the myths surrounding everything from the tall tales of tinsel town, to the legend and lore of LA landmarks, to rock n' roll rumors, to... more...

  • Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Mythby William Yeats; Robert Welch

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; US$ 23.98

    This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats?s published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs. Through his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats attempted to create a movement in literature that was enriched by and... more...

  • Sagas of Warrior-poetsby Leifur Eiricksson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 20.78

    Kormak's Saga, The Saga of Hallfred Troublesome-Poet, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue, The Saga of Bjorn, Champion of the Hitardal People, Viglund's Saga Set in the farmsteads of Viking age Iceland at a time when the old ethos of honour and heroic adventure merged with new ideas of romantic infatuation, each of these sagas features poet heroes,... more...

  • The Elder Eddaby Andy Orchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless... more...

  • Talismanby Graham Hancock; Robert Bauval

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 32.00

    A roller coaster intellectual journey through the back streets and rat runs of history to uncover the traces in architecture and monuments of a secret religion that has shaped the world. more...