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  • A Pocketful of Crowsby Joanne M Harris

    Orion 2017; US$ 15.99

    I am as brown as brown can be, And my eyes as black as sloe; I am as brisk as brisk can be, And wild as forest doe. (The Child Ballads, 295) So begins a beautiful tale of love, loss and revenge. Following the seasons, A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore... more...

  • Fairytaleby Danielle Steel

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 16.60

    Fairytale is an enchanting rendering of a much-loved classic by the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and... more...

  • Norse Myths and Legendsby Martyn Whittock; Hannah Whittock

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 17.99

    While the main focus of the book is on telling the stories, some scene-setting is provided at the beginning and each chapter also contains a section of commentary to explain what is going on and its significance. The Norse myths have gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world, partly through a Scandinavian diaspora, especially in the... more...

  • The Interpretation of Fairy Talesby Marie-Louise von Franz

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 22.95

    Of the various types of mythological literature, fairy tales are the simplest and purest expressions of the collective unconscious and thus offer the clearest understanding of the basic patterns of the human psyche. Every people or nation has its own way of experiencing this psychic reality, and so a study of the world's fairy tales yields a wealth... more...

  • What We See in the Starsby Kelsey Oseid

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 17.27

    A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more. Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars is a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original... more...

  • The Greek Mythsby Robert Graves

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 21.14

    *The definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves's classic retelling of the Greek myths* 'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the... more...

  • The Life and Adventures of Santa Clausby L. Frank Baum

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 1.32

    A baby is found by wood nymphs in the forest of Burzee. They raise him as their own and give him the name Neclaus. When he grows up, Neclaus has to leave the forest so he makes a home for himself in the laughing valley of Hohaha, where he lives amongst humans for the first time. He discovers there that many children are very poor and neglected so,... more...

  • The Darkening Ageby Catherine Nixey

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 17.27

    The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion deliberately attacked and suppressed the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to 'one true faith'. Despite the long-held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going to their martyr's deaths singing hymns of love... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eveby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    Humans cannot live without stories. But one story has proved itself the most durable and hauntingly real of all time. The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it became not just the foundation of three major world faiths, but has evolved through... more...

  • Individuation in Fairy Talesby Marie-Louise von Franz

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 24.95

    With a text revised and corrected by the author, this definitive edition of  Individuation in Fairy Tales  is rich with insights from religion, literature, and myth. Dr. von Franz focuses on the symbolism of the bird motif in six fairy tales of Europe and Asia: "The White Parrot" (Spain), "The Bath Bagerd" (Persia), "Princess Hassan Pasha" (Turkestan),... more...