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London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube and Other Stories

by Scott Wood

How long has a corpse been staring out at passengers on the tube? Was London Bridge really shipped abroad by an American thinking he'd bought Tower Bridge? Did the Queen really mix with the crowds as a princess...


Fun Texas Festivals and Events

by Jim Gramon

There is something doing every day in Texas, from the Fireant Festival to the Gatorfest, Watermelon Thump, or Bun Run. Texan Jim Gramon has compiled all the major events in one book.


Antrim Folk Tales

by Billy Teare & Kathleen O'Sullivan

Antrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the country. Here you will find tales of the traditional rural ways of life among...


Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means

by Murali, Balaji

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...


Italian Folktales

by Italo Calvino

Chosen as one of the New York Times’s ten best books in the year of its original publication, this collection immediately won a cherished place among lovers of the tale and vaulted Calvino into the ranks of...


Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

by Shirley Moody-Turner

Before the innovative work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied, and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, these folklorists worked within but also...


Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales

by Sibelan Forrester & Helena Goscilo

Baba Yaga is an ambiguous and fascinating figure. She appears in traditional Russian folktales as a monstrous and hungry cannibal, or as a canny inquisitor of the adolescent hero or heroine of the tale. In new...


Roscommon Folk Tales

by Pat Watson

Roscommon has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of Queen Maeve, the famous warrior queen...


Legendary Ireland: Myths and Legends of Ireland

by Eithne Massey, Jacques Le Goff & Pip Sides

This beautiful book visits twenty-eight richly atmospheric sites and tells the mythological stories associated with them.

Woven into these landscapes are tales of love and betrayal, greed and courage, passion...


Mining the Future: The Bafokeng Story

by Totem Media for the Research a Bafokeng

A portrait of visionary leadership, this study of the Bafokeng people describes how they acquired their land and protected their customs during 150 years of political upheaval in South Africa. In addition, the...


It's Not Etiquette: A Guide To Modern Manners

by David Meagher

It's Not Etiquette: A Guide To Modern Manners gives you the answers to appropriate behaviour.Is there a polite way to 'shush' a chatty person at the movies? Is it rude to arrive at a dinner party without a gift?...


Deadly Powers: Animal Predators and the Mythic Imagination

by Paul A. Trout

In this illuminating and evocative exploration of the origin and function of storytelling, the author goes beyond the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell, arguing that mythmaking evolved as a cultural survival...


Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

by Roberto Calasso

"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful." --The New York Times Book Review

"So brilliant that you can't look at it anymore--and you can't look at anything...


Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic

by Barbara Brodman & James E. Doan

This book presents the vampire as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire (such as Dracula), or twentieth-century film versions. Instead, we move...


Writing Food History: A Global Perspective

by Kyri W. Claflin

This book examines the contribution of food history to the development of food studies, exploring the ways multidisciplinary research has advanced food history. Written by prominent scholars, tackling ancient...


Lincolnshire Folk Tales

by Maureen James

Lincolnshire, a county with many variations in the dialect, once nurtured many folk tales, and though these stories may no longer be told as often as they once were, they still resonate within the rural landscape....


The Maya End Times: A Spiritual Adventure to the Heart of the Maya Prophecies for 2012

by Patricia Mercier

According to the Maya Prophecies, the 5,000-year"Fourth Age" will come to it end in 2012. In a remarkable adventure which takes her all over Central South America and involves strange ceremonies at sacred pyramids,...


Neighbors, Strangers, Witches, and Culture-Heroes: Ritual Powers of Smith/Artisans in Tuareg Society and Beyond

by Susan Rasmussen

This book examines alleged “superhuman” powers associated with smith/artisans in five African societies. It discusses their ritual and social roles, mythico-histories, and changing relationships between...


Suburban Legends: True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans

by Sam Stall

It's a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood

 

They told you the suburbs were a great place to live. They said nothing bad could ever happen here.

But they were wrong.

 

This collection of terrifying true stories...


Aller Retour New York: Essay (New Directions Revived Modern Classics)

by Henry Miller

Aller Retour New York is truly vintage Henry Miller, written during his most creative period, between Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). Aller Retour New York is...