Folklore, myths & legends

    Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales

    By Kate Forrester

    Hardback Save £4.34 = £12.65

    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 conjure forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid prose. These timeless tales...

    Classical Mythology: The Basics

    By Richard Martin

    Paperback £16.88

    This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as what are ancient myths and who...

    Lost Tomb of King Arthur

    By Graham Phillips

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    One man's journey to uncover the final resting place of the historical King Arthur.

    Greek Mythology: A Traveller\'s Guide from Mount Olympus to Troy

    By David Stuttard

    Hardback Save £3.52 = £11.43

    The Greek myths have a universal appeal, reaching far beyond the time and physical place in which they were created. In this book, the reader is taken on a tour of 22 destinations in Greece and Turkey, from Mount Olympus to Homer's Hades, recounting the tales from Greek mythology and...

    Secret Lore of London

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    An unusual collection of diverse works on the many legends of London.

    Secret Vice

    By J. R. R. Tolkien

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    First ever critical study of Tolkien's little-known essay, which reveals how language invention shaped the creation of Middle-earth and beyond, to George R R Martin's Game of Thrones.

    Plant Lore and Legend: The Wisdom and Wonder of Plants and F

    By Ruth Binney

    Hardback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    Trying to understand the wonders and mysteries of the natural world has been a human preoccupation since the earliest times. It is therefore hardly surprising that from all corners of the globe a wealth of stories, myths and legends about plants has been passed down to us, gathered together in...

    Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means

    Paperback £27.92

    Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means, edited by Murali Balaji, examines various aspects of the zombie apocalypse scenario from the perspective of a variety of theoretical frameworks. Essays in the collection shed light on why we are so obsessed with the undead. This is a cutting-edge volume for the...

    Fairy Tale Fashion

    By Colleen Hill

    Hardback Save £2.04 = £27.96

    A conceptually innovative and visually stunning investigation of the interconnected worlds of high fashion and fairy tales

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