Wednesday 5 June 2013

English Fairy Tales And Legends by Rosalind Kerven

English Fairy Tales & Legends

This wonderful set of fairy tales features stories and legends from the different counties of England and wraps them up so beautifully in illustrations that steal right into your heart, awakening long forgotten memories of ghosts and dragons, witches and forbidden forests.

Overall, there are fifteen English folklore tales, some as familiar as Jack and the Giant Killer from Cornwall, through to the less well known but equally inspiring Devil's Bargain from my own county of Lancashire.

 All the stories are equally delightful and the extensive notes and sources at the end of the book give the history of the legend and its source in other literature.

There is something magical about fairy tales and curling up with a sleepy child to discover a world of mysticism and magic is a joy to be treasured.

My thanks to NetGalley and Anova Books for my copy of this book.

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