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A handsomely illustrated collection of 15 classic English tales, from “The Dragon Castle” to “Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow,” retold by storyteller Rosalind Kerven, who has written over 60 books as a folklorist. With 15 legends from across England, an excellent introduction to traditional stories and their place in English oral and written heritage. Tales of giants, dragons, fairies, princesses, knights, witches, and Arthurian romance, all linked with a specific English locale or county. Full color plates as well as b&w drawings from vintage illustrated editions. New cover by Alice Pattullo.
Background notes provide information on their history and development, along with short summaries of related narratives. While most of the artwork is by Arthur Rackham, this also includes several color pieces by N.C. Wyeth, Warwick Goble and several other unidentified artists from the same early 20th century time period.
“King Arthur and the Hideous Hag” (Cumbria), “Tom Tit Tot” (Suffolk), “The Dead Moon” (Lincolnshire), “Jack the Giant-Killer” (Cornwall), “Dragon Castle” (Northumberland), “Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow” (Nottinghamshire), “The Weardale Fairies” (County Durham), “The Devil’s Bargain” (Lancashire), “The Princess and the Fool” (Kent), “The Seventh Swan” (Cambridgeshire), “The Knight of York” (Yorkshire), “The Wicked Witch” (London), “The Asrai” (Shropshire), “The Forbidden Forest” (Warwickshire), and “The King of England’s Three Sons” (Gypsy).
Rosalind Kerven is the author of some 60 books with co-editions and translations in 21 countries. Her bestselling titles include King Arthur (Dorling Kindersley), Earth Magic, Sky Magic (Native American stories), The Giant King (Norse Myths), Enchanted Kingdoms (Cetlic myths), and English Fairy Tales and Legends, also for the National Trust. She lives in the Northumberland National Park.
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Item Code ENGFH Publisher Batsford Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781849945431 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 6x8 # Pages 200pg Color Text/Partial Color