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Myths & Legends

England’s history is interwoven with the threads of myth, legend and folklore. This collection of books explores how these stories helped to shape our understanding of our past and our present.

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Whitby Witches
When orphans Ben and Jennet arrive in the seaside town of Whitby to stay with Alice Boston, they have no idea what to expect. A lively 92-year-old, Miss Boston is unlike any other foster mother they&r...


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These Our Monsters: The English Heritage Book of New Folktale, Myth and Legend
Myths, legends, folklore: they are what we grow up with, from Easter bunnies to tooth fairies, to those tales repeated within families down the generations, to the older accounts that are fundamental ...


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Collected Folk Tales
Following on from the fiftieth anniversary of Alan Garner's seminal fantasy classic, 'THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN', this beautifully produced hardback collects all of Alan's folk tal...


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Botanical Folk Tales
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 tha...


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The Adventures of Robin Hood
This is a new title in "Young Reading Series Two", based on the tales of England's most famous outlaw and part of the Usborne Reading Programme. It is aimed at children whose reading abi...


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Ancient Legends: Robin Hood
This collection of five tales and one play contains the definitive Robin Hood. They are the earliest ballads and play and still the best of the bunch. ‘Robin Hood and the Monk’ is the earl...


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English Folk Tales
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...


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Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons
The ultimate book of dragons; purporting to be the last remaining copy of a nineteenth-century dragon-keeper's manual, it combines dragon folklore with whimsical and imaginative fantasy. Detailed ...


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The King Arthur Trilogy
The legends of King Arthur and his knights have passed down throughout the generations since medieval times. In this spellbinding trilogy, Rosemary Sutcliff recreates all the mystique and mystery of t...


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St. George And The Dragon
This is a gently humorous retelling of the legend, with easy-to-read text and colourful illustrations. It includes background to the legend and the art it has inspired, with a reproduction of the famo...


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Tales of King Arthur
Enchantment and mystery enshroud the celebrated legendary figure of King Arthur. This special collection of selected tales from Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur is packed with valiant que...


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Fairy Tales, Myths & Legends
A complete collection of much loved fairy tales, myths andlegends, bound into a beautiful new edition. Whether you're searching for a sky-high beanstalk, a sleeping princess or a bewitched prin...


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King Arthur
King Arthur’s name has echoed down the centuries, conjuring up rich images of mystery and power, chivalry and romance. But did he exist at all? There is no evidence to prove he reigned in the fi...


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Mammoth Book of Merlin
A superb collection of stories of magic and adventure from the golden age of Arthurian legend by bestselling writers. Enter into the darker realms of the age of the Knights of the Round Table, wh...


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The Adventures of King Arthur
Young readers can enjoy the medieval legend of King Arthur, carefully written for children starting to read alone. These exciting tales follow Arthur as he rules his kingdom, falls in love and tries t...


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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Aided by the magician Merlin, Arthur draws the sword from the stone to become King of Britain and Lord of the Knights of the Round Table. Read of their valiant deeds as King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Sir ...


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Ancient Legends: Arthur's Knights
Around the round table there was always one seat which remained empty. This was the place left for the knight who would one day attain the Grail and restore the land. This mysterious piece of furni...


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The True History of Merlin the Magician
Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century though the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae.&nb...


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