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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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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