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Flights of Fancy: Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition

by Peter Tate

The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you’ll find:

Cranes

“Don’t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.”

Russian proverb...


Blue Ridge Folklife

by Ted Olson

In the years immediately preceding the founding of the American nation the Blue Ridge region, which stretches through large sections of Virginia and North Carolina and parts of surrounding states along the Appalachian...


Norfolk Folk Tales

by Hugh Lupton

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Hugh Lupton. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Norfolk...


Suffolk Folk Tales

by Kirsty Hartsiotis

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by Kirsty Hartsiotis. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Suffolk reflect...


National Myths: Constructed Pasts, Contested Presents

by Gérard Bouchard

National myths are now seriously questioned in a number of societies. In the West, for instance, a number of factors have combined to destabilise the symbolic foundation of nations and collective identities....


God of the Rodeo: The Quest for Redemption in Louisiana's Angola Prison

by Daniel Bergner

Never before had Daniel Bergner seen a spectacle as bizarre as the one he had come to watch that Sunday in October. Murderers, rapists, and armed robbers were competing in the annual rodeo at Angola, the grim...


Leicestershire & Rutland Folk Tales

by Leicestershire Guild of Storytelling

Leicestershire and Rutland have a rich and diverse collection of tales, from stories of epic battles and heroic deeds to legends of mythical creatures and ghostly goings-on. These stories, illustrated with twenty-five...


Fire and Water: And Other Hawaiian Legends

by Betty Rice & Barbara Lyons

Fire and Water is the first written collection of stories based on Hawaiian legends told on Maui. It is a classic Hawaiian children's book.

The setting for this delightful collection of stories is the volcanoes...


Food & Feast in Tudor England

by Alison Sim

A readable overview of Tudor food and eating habits.


The Robin Hood Handbook: The Outlaw in History, Myth and Legend

by Mike Dixon-Kennedy

A reference work providing a comprehensive guide to the characters, places, people, stories and background of Robin Hood. The author ranges far and wide in his quest to present as complete a picture as possible....


Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Class Between the Wars

by Catherine Horwood

This engagingly written and illustrated book explores the social mores behind one of society's most popular activities, and reveals not only how we dressed but why.


Fashion and Fetishism: Corsets, Tight Lacing and Other Forms of Body-Sculpture

by David Kunzie

Presenting the history of corsetry and body sculpture, this edition shows how the relationship between fashion and sex is closely bound up with sexual self-expression. It demonstrates how the use of the corset...


Folklore of Yorkshire

by Kai Roberts

The beautiful county of Yorkshire is the largest in Britain, and yet still possesses a strong and cohesive regional identity. Built on centuries of shared tradition, a characteristic body of folklore has thrived...


Donegal Folk Tales

by Joe Brennan

Donegal has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the trails where Balor of the Evil Eye once roamed, the footprint...


Dancing for Health: Conquering and Preventing Stress

by Judith Lynne Hanna

Dancing for Health explains the cognitive, emotional, and physical dimensions of dance in a spectrum of stress management approaches. Designed for anyone interested in health and healing, this book offers lessons...


Pele and Hiiaka: A Myth from Hawaii

by Nathaniel B. Emerson

Hawaiian tradition, through song-chants and the dance of hula, intimately relates the legendary sisters Pele and Hiiaka to Hawaii's volcanic landscape and other phenomena of nature. This book's mythological...


Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

by Jack V. Haney

This volume of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their extraordinary...


Gods of Ancient Egypt

by Barbara Watterson

Illustrated in colour, this is an introduction for the general reader to Egyptian mythology and its mysteries. It includes a concise introduction to genearl aspects of Egyptian religion, followed by specific...


Ritual Sacrifice: Blood and Redemption

by Brenda Ralph Lewis

The principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself. Human, animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters, secure good luck or good health, ensure success...


Ancient Legends Retold: Vortigern - Early King of the Britons

by Simon Heywood

The tragedy of King Arthur is one segment of a vast cycle, the 'Matter of Britain', stretching across generations of early British kings. Vortigern is central to this cycle. King two generations before Arthur,...