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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 143 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth by Natalie Haynes
    Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth - by Natalie Haynes

    £20.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529089486 | ISBN 10: 1529089484

    Get ready to meet the goddesses.   In Divine Might, Natalie Haynes, The Sunday Times bestselling author of Stone Blind and The New York Times bestselling author of Pandora's Jar, introduces us to the stories of the Greek goddesses. As fearso ... more

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  • Cover image of book Serpent, Siren, Maelstrom & Myth: Sea Stories and Folktales from Around the World by Gerry Smyth
    Serpent, Siren, Maelstrom & Myth: Sea Stories and Folktales from Around the World - by Gerry Smyth

    £30.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780712354196 | ISBN 10: 0712354190

    The sea is beautiful and alluring, but it is also dangerous and deadly. Above all, it is unknowable and untameable. Storytelling offered our ancestors a means to understand and interact with the natural world, and in time these stories coalesced into ... more

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  • Cover image of book Treasury of Folklore: Stars and Skies by Willow Winsham, illustrated by Joe McLaren
    Treasury of Folklore: Stars and Skies - by Willow Winsham, illustrated by Joe McLaren

    £14.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781849947749 | ISBN 10: 1849947740

    Following on from the hugely popular Treasury of Folklore: Seas and Rivers and Woodlands and Forests comes Treasury of Folklore: Stars and Skies, an exploration of the mysteries of the stars, skies and heavens above.  People have gazed up at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes
    Stone Blind - by Natalie Haynes

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529061512 | ISBN 10: 1529061512

    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023.  In Stone Blind, the instant Sunday Times bestseller, Natalie Haynes brings the infamous Medusa to life as you have never seen her before.  'Witty, gripping, ruthless' – Margaret Atwood via ... more

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  • Cover image of book Weird Walk: Wanderings and Wonderings through the British Ritual Year by Weird Walk, with a Foreword by Stewart Lee
    Weird Walk: Wanderings and Wonderings through the British Ritual Year - by Weird Walk, with a Foreword by Stewart Lee

    £19.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781786786821 | ISBN 10: 1786786826

    The first book by iconic zine creators and cultural phenomenon Weird Walk. This is a superbly designed guide to Britain’s strange and ancient places, to standing stones and pagan rituals, and to the process of re-enchantment via weird walking.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Occult & Folklore Colouring Book by Duchess of Lore
    The Occult & Folklore Colouring Book - by Duchess of Lore

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781781579367 | ISBN 10: 1781579369

    Discover over 30 intricate artworks to colour in, from the brilliant mind of artist Duchess of Lore.   With subjects inspired by the occult, myth, legend and folklore, readers will find beautiful line drawings of Gaelic goddesses, astrological ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend: A Celebration of Gay Gods, Sapphic Saints, and Queerness... by Dan Jones
    Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend: A Celebration of Gay Gods, Sapphic Saints, and Queerness... - by Dan Jones

    £16.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781804190463 | ISBN 10: 1804190462

    Hidden in the margins of history books, classical literature, and thousands of years of stories, myths and legends, through to contemporary literature, TV and film, there is a diverse and other-worldly super community of queer heroes to discover, lea ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Snow Ghost and Other Tales: Classic Japanese Ghost Stories by Various authors
    The Snow Ghost and Other Tales: Classic Japanese Ghost Stories - by Various authors

    £14.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781784878726 | ISBN 10: 1784878723

    Enter the haunted world of Ancient Japan in this spine-tingling collection of ghostly tales told and retold across the centuries.  From Goblin infested caves and haunted Tombs, to vengeful spirits and strange, sinister happenings, Ancient Jap ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mischief Acts by Zoe Gilbert
    Mischief Acts - by Zoe Gilbert

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781526628794 | ISBN 10: 1526628791

    A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR   'A work of extraordinary ambition, brilliantly realised' OBSERVER 'A mesmerising journey down the byways of English folklore' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Verbally dextrous, inventive, and hugely entertaining' THE TIME ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women of Myth: From Deer Woman and Mami Wata to Amaterasu and Athena... by Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy, illustrated by Sara Richard
    Women of Myth: From Deer Woman and Mami Wata to Amaterasu and Athena... - by Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy, illustrated by Sara Richard

    £12.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781507219416 | ISBN 10: 1507219415

    Uncover the fascinating and complex women from mythology and folklore with this collection of stories profiling powerful goddesses, mighty queens, and legendary creatures.  Get inspired with 50 fascinating stories of powerful female figures f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Elektra by Jennifer Saint
    Elektra - by Jennifer Saint

    £8.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781472273956 | ISBN 10: 1472273958

    **The spellbinding new retelling of the Trojan War drawn from the perspective of the fearless women at the heart of it all.**  ‘The story and its characters swept me up and engulfed me, I could not put this one down’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ R ... more

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  • Cover image of book Medusa by Jessie Burton
    Medusa - by Jessie Burton

    £8.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781526662408 | ISBN 10: 152666240x

    'A beautiful and profound retelling' - Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles and Circe 'Gives the serpent-headed monster of myth a powerful and haunting humanity' - Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne and Elektra   If I told you tha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Celtic Weird: Tales of Wicked Folklore and Dark Mythology by Johnny Mains (Editor)
    Celtic Weird: Tales of Wicked Folklore and Dark Mythology - by Johnny Mains (Editor)

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780712354325 | ISBN 10: 0712354328

    Once I thought I glimpsed her high up in a bush, like dirty rags in a gale. Not that so far there has been any gale, or even any wind. The total silent stillness is one of the worst things.   Yes, it is a battle with strong and unknown forces ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales by The History Press
    The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales - by The History Press

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780750992039 | ISBN 10: 0750992034

    This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Scotland in one special volume. Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers.  From ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild: Tales from Early Medieval Britain by Amy Jeffs
    Wild: Tales from Early Medieval Britain - by Amy Jeffs

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529424232 | ISBN 10: 1529424232

    By the bestselling author of Storyland.  Sheer cliffs, salt spray, explosive sea spume, thunderous clouds, icy waves, whales with mountains on their backs, sleet, bitter winds, bleak, impenetrable marshes, howling wolves, forests, the unceasing c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Night Train to the Stars: Beloved, Enigmatic Japanese Folk Tales by Kenji Miyazawa
    Night Train to the Stars: Beloved, Enigmatic Japanese Folk Tales - by Kenji Miyazawa

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781784877767 | ISBN 10: 178487776x

    Japanese fairy tales - enchanting, enigmatic stories of animals, human beings and the great natural world.  Dark and innocent, sublime and whimsical, Miyazawa's stories have the ageless feel of the best fairy tales. There are animal allegorie ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales by Jen Campbell, illustrated by Adam de Souza
    The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales - by Jen Campbell, illustrated by Adam de Souza

    £14.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780500652589 | ISBN 10: 0500652589

    'Guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck' Neil Gaiman   Jen Campbell's collection of terrifyingly gruesome tales lends a modern edge to fairy tale collections for young readers. Drawing on her extensive knowledge of fairy tale histo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain by Amy Jeffs
    Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain - by Amy Jeffs

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529408003 | ISBN 10: 1529408008

    A TIMES BESTSELLER, January 2022 A TIMES HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR A BBC HISTORY MAG BOOK OF THE YEAR A DAILY EXPRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR  ‘Expressive, bold and quite beautiful’ The Lady ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daughters of Sparta by Claire Heywood
    Daughters of Sparta - by Claire Heywood

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529333695 | ISBN 10: 1529333695

    ‘Required reading for fans of Circe... a remarkable, thrilling debut‘ – Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue   Two sisters parted. Two women blamed. Two stories reclaimed.   For millennia, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Japanese Myths & Legends: Tales of Heroes, Gods & Monsters by J.K. Jackson (Editor) with an Introduction by Jun
    Japanese Myths & Legends: Tales of Heroes, Gods & Monsters - by J.K. Jackson (Editor) with an Introduction by Jun'ichi Isomae and Hiroshi Araki

    £10.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781839648892 | ISBN 10: 1839648899

    Japanese mythology is delightful and enigmatic, full of spirits, gods and legendary creatures. It draws on Buddhist and Shinto traditions to explain the nature of the world of the island of Japan, the mystical Mount Fuji and the heavenly status of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Women of Troy by Pat Barker
    The Women of Troy - by Pat Barker

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241988336 | ISBN 10: 0241988330

    Following her bestselling, critically acclaimed The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths.   Troy has fallen. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home as victors - al ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology by Jess Zimmerman
    Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology - by Jess Zimmerman

    £13.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780807055540 | ISBN 10: 0807055549

    A fresh cultural analysis of female monsters from Greek mythology, and an invitation for all women to reclaim these stories as inspiration for a more wild, more “monstrous” version of feminism.  The folklore that has shaped our dominant c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Galatea: A Short Story by Madeline Miller
    Galatea: A Short Story - by Madeline Miller

    £6.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781526652065 | ISBN 10: 1526652064

    From the internationally bestselling and prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, an enchanting short story that boldly reimagines the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion.  **Featuring a new afterword by Madeline Miller**  In ... more

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  • Cover image of book Buddhist Folk Tales by Kevin Walker
    Buddhist Folk Tales - by Kevin Walker

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780750998659 | ISBN 10: 0750998652

    Buddhist Folk Tales is a wonderful collection of ancient and modern stories from the Buddhist tradition.  From short, snappy tales to longer narratives, they will entertain and tantalise the emotions. Laugh, sigh and cry at stories about pre ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris
    The Wild Swans - by Jackie Morris

    £16.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781783528882 | ISBN 10: 1783528885

    A girl loses her beloved brothers when they are turned into swans by her wicked stepmother. She embarks on a vital quest with one purpose: to find them and turn them back into boys again. But the task is complicated.   She must pick nettles with h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
    Ariadne - by Jennifer Saint

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781472273901 | ISBN 10: 1472273907

    A mesmerising retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Perfect for fans of CIRCE, A SONG OF ACHILLES, and THE SILENCE OF THE GIRLS.  As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne and he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dark Fairy Tales of Fearless Women by Rosalind Kerven
    Dark Fairy Tales of Fearless Women - by Rosalind Kerven

    £12.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781849946513 | ISBN 10: 1849946515

    Enter a world in which magic exists, hope wins and every woman's heart is alive with courage!  This global feast of ancient tales features valiant women overcoming every kind of obstacle and danger to fulfil their destinies. Travel through Af ... more

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  • Cover image of book Myths & Legends of India, Egypt, China & Japan by Rachel Storm
    Myths & Legends of India, Egypt, China & Japan - by Rachel Storm

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781846810671 | ISBN 10: 1846810671

    In this magnificent reference book, the powerful and evocative mythologies of the East are revealed in all their glory.  An instantly accessible A to Z structure, fully cross-referenced throughout, details the pantheon of gods of the East. The b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests - Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves by Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham
    Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests - Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves - by Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham

    £12.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781849946872 | ISBN 10: 1849946876

    An entertaining and enthralling collection of myths, tales and traditions surrounding our trees, woodlands and forests from around the world.   From the dark, gnarled woodlands of the north, to the humid jungles of the southern lands, trees have ... more

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  • Cover image of book Troy by Stephen Fry
    Troy - by Stephen Fry

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781405944465 | ISBN 10: 1405944463

    STEP INTO STEPHEN FRY'S BEWITCHING RETELLING OF THE LEGEND TROY IN HIS MOST EPIC BOOK YET.  'Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world...'  Paris the Trojan has kidnapped Helen, Greek queen and most beautiful woman of the anc ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
    The Mermaid of Black Conch - by Monique Roffey

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781529115499 | ISBN 10: 1529115493

    March 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch. A fisherman sings to himself, waiting for a catch - but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn't expect. A beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World Retold by Bolu Babalola
    Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World Retold - by Bolu Babalola

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781472268884 | ISBN 10: 1472268881

    Time was constructed with love in mind. Time and love are intertwined, they are both measures of life, two clocks. And, for love to operate as it should, it is imperative that the timing should be right. Just as it is in these stories.  Bolu Ba ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pandora
    Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths - by Natalie Haynes

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781509873142 | ISBN 10: 1509873147

    The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories.  Stories of gods and monsters are the mainsta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Treasury of Folklore: Seas and Rivers - Sirens, Selkies and Ghost Ships by Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham
    Treasury of Folklore: Seas and Rivers - Sirens, Selkies and Ghost Ships - by Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham

    £12.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781849946599 | ISBN 10: 1849946590

    Enthralling tales of the sea, rivers and lakes from around the globe.   Folklore of the seas and rivers has a resonance in cultures all over the world. Watery hopes, fears and dreams are shared by all peoples where rivers flow and waves crash ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Anthology of Irish Folk Tales by The History Press Ltd
    The Anthology of Irish Folk Tales - by The History Press Ltd

    £14.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780750993210 | ISBN 10: 0750993219

    This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Ireland in one special volume.  Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers.&n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Woodland Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau
    Woodland Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland - by Lisa Schneidau

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780750990110 | ISBN 10: 0750990112

    Once upon a time, most of Britain and Ireland was covered in woodland. Many of the trees have been cleared, but our connection with the wildwood remains.  It is a place of danger, adventure and transformation, where anything could happen. Here i ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Illustrated Kalevala: Myths and Legends from Finland by Kirsti Makinen
    An Illustrated Kalevala: Myths and Legends from Finland - by Kirsti Makinen

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781782506430 | ISBN 10: 1782506438

    Encounter magical shamans, mighty eagles and terrifying beasts in this lavishly illustrated, adaptation of the classic Finnish epic.   This superb prose retelling of Finland's national folk saga is brought to life with exquisitely detailed artwork ... more

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  • Cover image of book Asexual Myths & Tales by Elizabeth Hopkinson, illustrated by Anna Hopkinson
    Asexual Myths & Tales - by Elizabeth Hopkinson, illustrated by Anna Hopkinson

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781800420236 | ISBN 10: 1800420234

    Once upon a time, our ancestors told tales of asexuality, symbolic stories that hint at other identities: a princess who grows a beard to escape marriage, a knight who forsakes his wife's bed to become a werewolf, a goddess with detachable parts, a p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow by Jackie Morris
    The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow - by Jackie Morris

    £14.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912654987 | ISBN 10: 1912654989

    "The words of this book tell only a small part of what can be found in the images; a harbour in which to rest, a catalyst for the imagination."(Jackie Morris) A collection of twelve illustrated folk tales, or lullabies for grown-ups, set in a dist ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why the Moon Travels by Oein DeBhairduin, illustrated by Leanne McDonagh
    Why the Moon Travels - by Oein DeBhairduin, illustrated by Leanne McDonagh

    £11.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781916493506 | ISBN 10: 1916493505

    Why the Moon Travels is a haunting collection of twenty tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community.   Brave vixens, prophetic owls and stalwart horses live alongside the human characters as guides, protectors, friends and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett
    Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571360185 | ISBN 10: 0571360181

    Discover a collection of fairy tales unlike the ones you've read before...  Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland by Liz Berg
    Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland - by Liz Berg

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780750991438 | ISBN 10: 0750991437

    In this book of folk tales, Liz Berg shares Jewish memories: authentic tales, songs and jokes told by Jews in Britain and Ireland. Some stories moved from place to place, changing and adapting to new landscapes and taking on different textures, but t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold by Various authors
    Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold - by Various authors

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780349013596 | ISBN 10: 0349013594

    Dark, potent and uncanny, Hag bursts with the untold stories of our Isles, captured in voices as varied as they are vivid.   Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost chil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Foxfire, Wolfskin & Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women by Sharon Blackie
    Foxfire, Wolfskin & Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women - by Sharon Blackie

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912836246 | ISBN 10: 1912836246

    ‘She lived fully, my fox, and I envied her with all my heart. I wanted to dance with her, sister or lover, across the snow-clad vastness of this land. Together, we’d create the Northern Lights. For that is what foxes do – racing over the fells, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Sharon Jacksties
    Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland - by Sharon Jacksties

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780750991353 | ISBN 10: 0750991356

    Stories and animals have long travelled the same routes. Through our heritage of charming, quirky and profound tales, you will find yourself re-acquainted with Britain's wondrous fauna.   Find out how hedgehog ended up with spines and what ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Folk Tales of Rock and Stone by Jenny Moon
    Folk Tales of Rock and Stone - by Jenny Moon

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780750990929 | ISBN 10: 0750990929

    From caverns deep underground to sky-high mountains, the rocks and stones all around us are ancient. Greedy oni lurk in a cave in Japan; a stonecutter becomes a mountain; and a story of romance, revenge and tragedy plays out on the face of a plate. & ... more

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  • Cover image of book Asexual Fairy Tales by Elizabeth Hopkinson, illustrated by Anna Hopkinson
    Asexual Fairy Tales - by Elizabeth Hopkinson, illustrated by Anna Hopkinson

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781781328941 | ISBN 10: 1781328943

    A refreshing collection of enchanting fairy tales that reflect the spectrum of human sexuality.   Almost everyone knows the familiar fairy tale ending: the prince marries the princess and they live happily ever after. Or do they?   Once upon a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain & Ireland by Kevin Crossley-Holland (Author)
    Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain & Ireland - by Kevin Crossley-Holland (Author)

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781406383096 | ISBN 10: 1406383090

    The definitive collection of British and Irish folktales from master storyteller and poet Kevin Crossley-Holland.  Rich and strange, these eerie and magical folktales from across Britain and Ireland have been passed down from generation to gener ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heroes by Stephen Fry
    Heroes - by Stephen Fry

    £10.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781405940368 | ISBN 10: 1405940360

    Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.  In this companion to his bestselling Myth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Circe by Madeline Miller
    Circe - by Madeline Miller

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408890042 | ISBN 10: 1408890046

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019   Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.   In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book These Our Monsters: The English Heritage Collection of New Stories Inspired by Myth & Legend by Various authors
    These Our Monsters: The English Heritage Collection of New Stories Inspired by Myth & Legend - by Various authors

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910907405 | ISBN 10: 1910907405

    From the mythical Tintagel to mysterious Stonehenge... A collection of magical short stories from Edward Carey, Sarah Hall, Paul Kingsnorth, Alison MacLeod, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Sarah Moss, Fiona Mozley and Adam Thorpe inspired by English Heritage s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
    The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror - by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472154125 | ISBN 10: 1472154126

    A collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Sinister and inviting, familiar and alien all at the same time, The Merry Spinster updates traditional children’s stories and fairy tales with elements of psychological horror ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends by Richard Wilhelm (Editor)
    Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends - by Richard Wilhelm (Editor)

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912392155 | ISBN 10: 1912392151

    Fearless heroes, feisty princesses, sly magicians, terrifying dragons, talking foxes and miniature dogs. They all feature in this enthralling compendium of Chinese fairy tales and legends, along with an array of equally colourful characters and capti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Anthology of English Folk Tales by Various authors
    The Anthology of English Folk Tales - by Various authors

    £12.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780750990042 | ISBN 10: 075099004x

    This enchanting collection of stories gathers together folk tales from across England in one special volume.  Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers per ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
    Spinning Silver - by Naomi Novik

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781509899043 | ISBN 10: 1509899049

    Naomi Novik has once again been influenced by classic folktales, following Uprooted - her standalone novel. Taking Rumpelstiltskin as her starting point, Spinning Silver is rich, original and a joy to read.  Will dark magic claim their home?  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky
    The Wolf in the Whale - by Jordanna Max Brodsky

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780356512600 | ISBN 10: 0356512606

    Interweaving Inuit and Norse mythology, The Wolf in The Whale is a magical coming-of-age tale featuring an unforgettable narrator ready to confront the gods themselves.  THERE IS A VERY OLD STORY, RARELY TOLD, OF A WOLF THAT RUNS INTO THE OCEAN A ... more

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  • Cover image of book Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau
    Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland - by Lisa Schneidau

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780750981217 | ISBN 10: 0750981210

    The islands of Britain and Ireland hold a rich heritage of plant folklore and wisdom, from the magical yew tree to the bad-tempered dandelion.  Here are traditional tales about the trees and plants that shape our landscapes and our lives through ... more

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  • Cover image of book Workers
    Workers' Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain - by Michael Rosen (Editor)

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780691175348 | ISBN 10: 0691175349

    A collection of political tales — first published in British workers’ magazines — selected and introduced by acclaimed critic and author Michael Rosen.  In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, unique tales inspired by traditio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The People Of The Sea: Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk by David Thomson
    The People Of The Sea: Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk - by David Thomson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786892461 | ISBN 10: 1786892464

    Introduced by Seamus Heaney, The People of the Sea brings to life the legend of the mythical selchies, in beautiful, poetic prose.   When David Thomson took a journey to the sea coasts of Scotland and Ireland to seek out the legend of the selchies ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill
    Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul - by Nikita Gill

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781409181590 | ISBN 10: 1409181596

    Beautifully illustrated feminist fairytales for young and old.   Reimagining traditional tales, this empowering collection of stories, poems and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover.  Gone ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry
    Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - by Stephen Fry

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781405934138 | ISBN 10: 1405934131

    The Greek Myths retold...   No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.   In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson
    Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles - by Jeanette Winterson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786892492 | ISBN 10: 1786892499

    The free man never thinks of escape. Condemned to shoulder the world - for ever - by the gods he dared defy, freedom seems unattainable to Atlas. But then he receives an unexpected visit from Heracles, the one man strong enough to share the burden ... more

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  • Cover image of book House of Names by Colm Tóibín
    House of Names - by Colm Tóibín

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241257692 | ISBN 10: 0241257697

    'They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.'   On the day of his daughter's wedding, Agam ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell
    The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night - by Jen Campbell

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473653559 | ISBN 10: 147365355x

    Modern fairy tales of magic, outsiders and lost souls from bestselling author and acclaimed book vlogger Jen Campbell.  'These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button. That's why I bought her heart online.'  Spi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
    The Penelopiad - by Margaret Atwood

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786892485 | ISBN 10: 1786892480

    For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband was off fighting the Trojan war was not a simple business. Already aggrieved that he had been lured away due to the shocking behaviour of her beautiful cousin Helen, Penelope mus ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mythology Book by Various authors
    The Mythology Book - by Various authors

    £17.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241301913 | ISBN 10: 0241301912

    More than 80 classic myths retold and explained, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife.   The latest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book explores the compell ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe by Dee Dee Chainey
    A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe - by Dee Dee Chainey

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911358398 | ISBN 10: 1911358391

    An entertaining and engrossing collection of British customs, superstitions and legends from past and present.   Did you know, in Cumbria it was believed a person lying on a pillow stuffed with pigeon’s feathers could not die? Or that green ... more

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  • Cover image of book Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
    Norse Mythology - by Neil Gaiman

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408891957 | ISBN 10: 1408891956

    The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction by Marina Warner
    Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction - by Marina Warner

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780199532155 | ISBN 10: 019953215x

    From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins, to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and childr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nights of the Dark Moon: Gothic Folktales from Asia and Africa by Tutu Dutta
    Nights of the Dark Moon: Gothic Folktales from Asia and Africa - by Tutu Dutta

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9789814771993 | ISBN 10: 9814771996

    Nights of the Dark Moon is a collection of 13 dark folktales compiled from around Asia, with two bonus stories from Africa, retold in the Gothic tradition, known for its air of brooding mystery and chilling fear. The tales feature haunted places, anc ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World
    The World's Wife - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852666 | ISBN 10: 1509852662

    This unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology.   Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk. The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
    The Bear and The Nightingale - by Katherine Arden

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785031052 | ISBN 10: 1785031058

    ** Voted Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2017 **   'Frost-demons have no interest in mortal girls wed to mortal men. In the stories, they only come for the wild maiden.'   In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aurelia: Art and Literature Through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale by Carol Mavor
    Aurelia: Art and Literature Through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale - by Carol Mavor

    £25.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780237176 | ISBN 10: 1780237170

    In the eighteenth century the members of London’s Society of Aurelians were butterfly collectors. The term ‘Aurelian’ relates to the chrysalis, and the golden colour it can display before the butterfly emerges. As a twenty-first-century Aurelia ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Land of the Green Man: A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles by Carolyne Larrington
    The Land of the Green Man: A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles - by Carolyne Larrington

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784538484 | ISBN 10: 1784538485

    Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mysterious World of Cats: What Magic, Myths and Shamanism Teach Us About Their Secret Powers by Herbie Brennan
    The Mysterious World of Cats: What Magic, Myths and Shamanism Teach Us About Their Secret Powers - by Herbie Brennan

    £10.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781473638051 | ISBN 10: 1473638054

    "In ancient times cats were worshipped a gods; they have not forgotten this."(Terry Pratchett) Herbie Brennan is a New York Times bestselling author on the occult who has sold over ten million books world-wide - including in France, Germany and It ... more

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  • Cover image of book Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes by Philip Freeman
    Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes - by Philip Freeman

    £20.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780190460471 | ISBN 10: 0190460474

    Most people have heard of the Celts - the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Paradoxically characterized as both barbaric and innocent, the Celts appeal to the modern world as a symbol of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Welsh Folk Tales by Peter Stevenson
    Welsh Folk Tales - by Peter Stevenson

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780750966047 | ISBN 10: 0750966041

    This book, a selection of folk tales, true tales, tall tales, myths, gossip, legends and memories, celebrates and honours unique Welsh stories.  Some are well known, others from forgotten manuscripts or out-of-print volumes, and some are contemp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man by Nina Lyon
    Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man - by Nina Lyon

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571318025 | ISBN 10: 0571318029

    Who, or what, is the Green Man, and why is this medieval image so present in our precarious modern times?   An encounter with a carving of the Green Man at an ancient church leads Nina Lyon on a search to track him down in all his various guis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales by Kate Forrester
    Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales - by Kate Forrester

    £14.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781452151755 | ISBN 10: 145215175x

    The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore.  Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 16 stories in this compilation ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Portable Shelter by Kirsty Logan
    A Portable Shelter - by Kirsty Logan

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784702342 | ISBN 10: 178470234x

    In their tiny, sea-beaten cottage on the north coast of Scotland, Liska and Ruth await the birth of their first child.   Each passes the time by telling the baby stories, trying to pass on the lessons they’ve learned: tales of circuses and s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
    Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights - by Salman Rushdie

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784701857 | ISBN 10: 1784701858

    From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Y ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Wild Swan And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
    A Wild Swan And Other Tales - by Michael Cunningham, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780008140403 | ISBN 10: 0008140405

    Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed, reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Hours, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. Rarely have ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World by Ethel Johnston Phelps (Editor), illustrated by Suki Boynton
    Tatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World - by Ethel Johnston Phelps (Editor), illustrated by Suki Boynton

    £12.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781558619296 | ISBN 10: 1558619291

    With tales from Japan, Norway, Scotland, and Sudan, Tatterhood brings readers twelve folk tales — and twelve women whose cunning, hard work, and physical strength are at the center of the story.  Three women teach a strong man how to wrestle, a gi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan, with an Introduction by Neil Gaiman and Jack Zipes
    The Singing Bones - by Shaun Tan, with an Introduction by Neil Gaiman and Jack Zipes

    £19.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781406370669 | ISBN 10: 1406370665

    Shaun Tan fans get to see his extraordinary talent applied to sculpture in this award-winning, lavishly presented collection of art based on fairy tales told by the Brothers Grimm.   Artist Shaun Tan is world renowned for his singular vision a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Uprooted by Naomi Novik
    Uprooted - by Naomi Novik

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447294146 | ISBN 10: 1447294149

    Winner of the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel Shortlisted for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel & the 2016 Locus Award for Best Novel   A dark enchantment blights the land in the award-winning Uprooted - a enthralling, mythic fantasy by N ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories by Jane Talbot
    The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories - by Jane Talbot

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780856409554 | ISBN 10: 0856409553

    These arent the fairy tales you remember but theyre ones you wont forget.  Man Donaghy crept silently around the back of the farmhouse and over the field to the faerie thorn. The thorn was shimmering as he knelt before it. Whispering dir ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange by Anon
    Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange - by Anon

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141395043 | ISBN 10: 0141395044

    On the shrouded corpse hung a tablet of green topaz with the inscription: 'I am Shaddad the Great. I conquered a thousand cities; a thousand white elephants were collected for me; I lived for a thousand years and my kingdom covered both east and west ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tinderbox by Hans Christian Andersen
    The Tinderbox - by Hans Christian Andersen

    £0.80   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141398044 | ISBN 10: 0141398043

    'There sat the dog with eyes as big as mill wheels'   Though criticised for their anarchic immorality when first published, Hans Christian Andersen's tales made him an international star, taken to the hearts of children and adults for their be ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue by Anon
    The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue - by Anon

    £0.80   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141397863 | ISBN 10: 0141397861

    'In two I'll slice the hair-seat / of Helga's kiss-gulper' In this epic tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain, two poets compete for the love of Helga the Fair - with fatal consequences.  Introducing ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
    Boy, Snow, Bird - by Helen Oyeyemi

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447237143 | ISBN 10: 1447237145

    The fifth novel from award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi, who was named in 2013 as one of Granta's best of young British novelists. A retelling of the Snow White myth, Boy, Snow, Bird is a deeply moving novel about an unbreakable bond... BOY Nov ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden
    Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place - by Philip Marsden

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847086303 | ISBN 10: 1847086306

    When Philip Marsden moved to a remote, creekside farmhouse in Cornwall, the intensity of his response took him aback. It led him to wonder why we react so strongly to certain places and set him off on a journey on foot westwards to Land's End through ... more

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  • Cover image of book Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth - From Druidism to Arthurian Legend by Ward Rutherford
    Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth - From Druidism to Arthurian Legend - by Ward Rutherford

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781473606289 | ISBN 10: 1473606284

    In this lively and absorbing account of the world of Celtic myth and the role it has played in the development of western culture, Ward Rutherford explores one of the jewels of European cultural heritage. In so doing he demonstrates how deeply Celtic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
    Through the Woods - by Emily Carroll

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571288656 | ISBN 10: 0571288650

    A fantastically dark and timeless graphic debut, for fans of Grimm Tales, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and the works of Neil Gaiman. Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. These chill ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mothers Grimm by Danielle Wood
    Mothers Grimm - by Danielle Wood

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781741756746 | ISBN 10: 174175674x

    A sly, cheeky and blackly comic novel about mothering, heartache, heartbreak, desire, love and death, bringing the mothers of the Brothers Grimm into the here and now.  You make deals with God. You make deals with the Devil. You're not fussy. But a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales by Kirsty Logan
    The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales - by Kirsty Logan

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781907773754 | ISBN 10: 1907773754

    Winner of the Scott Prize Winner for the 2015 Polari First Book Prize Winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection The Herald: Book of the Year 2014 Shortlisted for the 2014 Green Carnation Prize   Twenty tales of l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by  Lorenzo Mattotti
    Hansel and Gretel - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408861981 | ISBN 10: 1408861984

    The enduring story of the children, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house is brought to life by master storyteller, Neil Gaiman. Who better to retell the Brothers Grimm's greatest, and perhaps darkest, fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel?   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Graphic Canon of Children
    Graphic Canon of Children's Literature: The Definitive Anthology of Kid's Lit as Graphics & Visuals - by Russ Kick (Editor)

    £25.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781609805302 | ISBN 10: 1609805305

    In this follow-up volume to the lauded Graphic Canon series, master anthologist Russ Kick shows adults everywhere that great children's literature is great literature, period. And that it's not just for children.  The original three-volume an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Kingdom Revealed by Rob Ryan
    The Kingdom Revealed - by Rob Ryan

    £18.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780091944445 | ISBN 10: 0091944449

    A stunningly illustrated fairytale for all ages from internationally-acclaimed papercut artist Rob Ryan the follow-up to The Invisible Kingdom. This is a story about a young boy who doesnt want to be King. What he wants, more than anything ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome by Stephen Jones (Editor), illustrated by Alan Lee
    Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome - by Stephen Jones (Editor), illustrated by Alan Lee

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782064725 | ISBN 10: 1782064729

    Two hundred years ago two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, collected together a large selection of folk and fairy tales and published them as Kinder - und Hausmrchen (Childrens and Household Tales). So successful was the first collection of 88 stories ... more

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  • Cover image of book Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar by Robert Lebling and Tahir Shah
    Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar - by Robert Lebling and Tahir Shah

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780769042 | ISBN 10: 1780769040

    According to Islamic tradition, Allah created three types of beings: angels, made of light; humans, made of earth; and jinn, made of smokeless fire. Supernatural, shape-shifting, intelligent and blessed with free will and remarkable powers, jinn have ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rags & Bones by Melissa Marr, Tim Pratt (Editors)
    Rags & Bones - by Melissa Marr, Tim Pratt (Editors)

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781472210555 | ISBN 10: 1472210557

    Featuring stories by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, this is a unique and imaginative collection for readers of all ages. There are some stories that will always be told, tales as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Greek Mythology for Beginners by Joe Lee
    Greek Mythology for Beginners - by Joe Lee

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781934389836 | ISBN 10: 1934389838

    Would there be a Western civilization without the Greek myths? Would we be able to define our civilization and ourselves without some reference to the grand, violent, and venal doings of those denizens of Mount Olympus?   Greek Mythology ... more

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  • Cover image of book Draupadi: The Fire-Born Princess by Saraswati Nagpal
    Draupadi: The Fire-Born Princess - by Saraswati Nagpal

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9789380741093 | ISBN 10: 938074109x

    "In an ancient age, when gods and mortals walked the earth together..."   ...A mysterious prophecy resounds for all to hear, and the bewitchingly beautiful princess Draupadi arises from a sacred fire. Draupadi is in love with Arjuna, the Panda ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lure of the Honey Bird: The Storytellers of Ethiopia by Elizabeth Laird
    The Lure of the Honey Bird: The Storytellers of Ethiopia - by Elizabeth Laird

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846972461 | ISBN 10: 1846972469

    In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountains on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an oil tank ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grimm Tales: For Young and Old by Philip Pullman
    Grimm Tales: For Young and Old - by Philip Pullman

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141442228 | ISBN 10: 0141442220

    In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a 'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice.   From th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales by Sara Maitland
    Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales - by Sara Maitland

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847084309 | ISBN 10: 1847084303

    Fairytales are one of our earliest and most vital cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient landscapes. Both evoke a similar sensation in us - we find them beautiful and magical, but also spooky, sometimes horrifying.   In this fasci ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends by Lewis Spence
    A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends - by Lewis Spence

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780337876 | ISBN 10: 1780337876

    In this brilliant reworking of Lewis Spence's seminal Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon E. Lewis puts the work in context with an extensive new introductory essay and additional commentary throughout the book on the history of Nati ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights by Marina Warner
    Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights - by Marina Warner

    £30.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099437697 | ISBN 10: 0099437694

    A dazzling history of magical thinking, exploring the power of the Arabian Nights and its impact in the West, and retelling some of its wondrous tales. Lavishly illustrated throughout.  Magic is not simply a matter of the occult arts, but a w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fir Tree by Sanna Annukka
    The Fir Tree - by Sanna Annukka

    £9.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780091944339 | ISBN 10: 0091944333

    Hans Christian Andersen's tragic tale of naive greed and dissatisfaction is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka. Cloth-bound in rich forest green, with gold foil embellishments, The Fir Tree i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Death of King Arthur by Simon Armitage
    The Death of King Arthur - by Simon Armitage

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571249480 | ISBN 10: 0571249485

    The Alliterative Morte Arthure - the title given to a four-thousand line poem written sometime around 1400 - was part of a medieval Arthurian revival which produced such masterpieces as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Thomas Malory's prose Mo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sita: Daughter of the Earth by Saraswati Nagpal, illustrated by R. Manikandan
    Sita: Daughter of the Earth - by Saraswati Nagpal, illustrated by R. Manikandan

    £0.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9789380741253 | ISBN 10: 9380741251

    In an ancient age, when gods and goddesses walked with mortals...   ...Sita is the kind-hearted and intelligent princess of the kingdom of Videha. Married to Rama, prince of Ayodhya, her journey in life takes her from exhilaration to an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling by Laura Simms
    Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling - by Laura Simms

    £12.50   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781591811725 | ISBN 10: 1591811724

    Our Secret Territory is composed of revelations from the life of a world famous storyteller including extensive travel and projects spanning thirty years. It helps readers understand the power of storytelling as a profound and unique art form combini ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion by Jack Zipes
    Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion - by Jack Zipes

    £18.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780415610254 | ISBN 10: 0415610257

    The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and col ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt by Joyce A. Tyldesley
    The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt - by Joyce A. Tyldesley

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141021768 | ISBN 10: 0141021764

    From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lore of Scotland: A Guide to Scottish Legends by Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill
    The Lore of Scotland: A Guide to Scottish Legends - by Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099547167 | ISBN 10: 0099547163

    Scotlands 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 blo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic
    Baba Yaga Laid an Egg - by Dubravka Ugresic

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847673060 | ISBN 10: 1847673066

    Baba Yaga is an old hag who lives in a house built on chicken legs and kidnaps small children. She is one of the most pervasive and powerful creatures in all mythology. She appears in many forms: as Pupa, a tricksy, cantankerous old woman who keeps h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Silver Wheel Annual: Volume 1 by Various authors
    Silver Wheel Annual: Volume 1 - by Various authors

    £12.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780954753481 | ISBN 10: 0954753488

    Anthology of Paganism, occult, shamanism and folklore. Articles by Nigel Pennick, Michael Howard, Anna Franklin, Soraya, Dr Bob Curran, Paul Walton, Daniel Bran Griffith, Dr Michael Berman, Peter Nash, Wade Mac Morrighan, Alison Chester-Lambert and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Philosophers
    The Philosophers' Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination - by Patrick Harpur

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906069063 | ISBN 10: 1906069069

    In this dazzling history of the imagination, Patrick Harpur links together fields as far apart as Greek philosophy and depth psychology, Renaissance magic and tribal ritual, Romantic poetry and modern models of the Universe, to trace how myths have b ... more

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