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*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...
This timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop's fables in a volume that will delight young and old readers alike. Here are all the age-old favourites - the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat and the steady tortoise - just as endearingly...
A fascinating collection of folktales, ritual black magic, protection spells, monsters and other dark interpretations of life and death from Japanese folklore.
By Carol Mavor
In Aurelia, Carol Mavor reads the world of literature and art through the lens of the fairy tale.
Well, gentlemen, here's a tale that people have told time and again ...So begins the title story in this collection of fifty Sicilian folk and fairy tales edited and translated by noted folklore scholar Jack Zipes. But while some of the stories may sound as if they've been told time...
An innovative collection of folk ballads re-told by professional storytellers. In association with the Society of Storytelling