The Sword of Ice and Fire

“The Sword of Ice and Fire bears all the marks of John Matthews’ great knowledge of the historical/ mythical setting, the clarity of his prose, and a sure sense of narrative momentum.” Philip Pullman, Author of the His Dark Materials and Book of Dust trilogies, winner of the Costa overall award and Carnegie Medal An[…]

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Bone Music

STOP PRESS: Bone Musoc has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019! “A shaman heroine’s spirit-haunted romance… The bone music of her skull fiddle winds through battles, betrayal and revenge. A great read.” Susan Price, Winner of the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize It is Mongolia in the 12th century. Spirits walk under[…]

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An Interview with Katherine Langrish

You may have heard of our publication Seven Miles of Steel Thistles by Katherine Langrish. Here she talks about her fascination with fairy tales, which started at a young age. We’re sure you’ll be entranced, especially by the story in which modern women might have to resist the pull of the vacuum-cleaner!  

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The Celian Moment by Charles Williams edited by Stephen Barber

The first collection of Williams’s literary essays for over fifty years Charles Williams was the ‘third Inkling’, friend of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. His work was also admired by T. S. Eliot, Dorothy L. Sayers and W. H Auden among others. These essays have been gathered from books, pamphlets and periodicals[…]

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When she was Bad by Amy Lovell

It is almost by chance that Léonie Woodbridge finds out that she killed her sister – or did she? A murder mystery with a difference. It is 1980 when Léonie begins the search for what really happened thirty years before. Her hunt for the truth leads her to suspect everyone and nothing she has been[…]

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The Ravenmaster’s Boy by Mary Hoffman

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The Moon: Symbol of Transformation

We couldn’t resist the chance to re-issue this unique book on the symbolism and imagery of the moon. Jules Cashford has explored the myths and legends around this heavenly body from all over the world, which see her (and sometimes him) as the agent of change and transformation.

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Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

Katherine Langrish’s blog of the same name began in 2009 and is now regularly visited by readers from the United States to Japan. In this book of essays she discusses fairy tales, ballads and folklore, taking their study seriously, in the spirit of scholars such as Katherine Briggs and Jacqueline Simpson, but always with a light and graceful touch.

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