The Old Witch – An English Fairy Tale

The Old Witch – An English Fairy Tale

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Two sisters seeking fortunes, a magic money chimney, and a lesson in reaping what you sow.   This text was taken from More English Fairy Tales – Illustrated by John D. Batten The Old Witch An […]

The Best 5 Art Books for the Creatives in your Life

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AN in-depth peek into the best art books in our collection, perfect for a coffee table read or an art lover. These wonderful books house some of the best illustrations from the Golden Age – not […]

Wonderful Gift Books for Ladies that have Everything

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Getting someone the right gift can be tricky to get right, especially when it’s someone you care about. These top 5 books from our Gifts for Her collection will help you find the perfect present when […]

Top 5 Gift Books for Him

Top 5 Gift Books for Him

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Having trouble finding the perfect gift for the men in your life? Brothers, Fathers, Sons, Friends, Teachers whoever they may be, we’ve listed our top 5 book recommendations from our Gifts for Him Collection to give […]

The Wind’s Tale – About Waldemar Daa and his Daughters

The Wind’s Tale – About Waldemar Daa and his Daughters

The story of a greedy alchemist, a search for red gold, and a house saved by a stork’s nest. The Wind’s Tale About Waldemar Daa and his Daughters A Hans Christian Andersen Story WHEN the wind […]

Picture Book Month – Children’s Picture Books

Picture Book Month – Children’s Picture Books

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Picture Book Month celebrates the beautiful objects that are picture books. Immensely important for children and adults alike, these magical items encourage imagination, learning and reading from a young age – not to mention the fact […]

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

A proud, vain child, an old soldier with a red beard, and a pair of red shoes that will dance forever. This story was taken from The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen – Golden Age […]

The Girl Who Danced With The Fairies – An Irish Halloween Tale

The Girl Who Danced With The Fairies – An Irish Halloween Tale

The prettiest girl in all Ireland, a great fire and the most deliciously tempting music. Halloween, otherwise known as ‘All Hallows Eve’ is a celebration that takes place annually on the 31st of October. It is […]

Three Illustrators – Charles Robinson, Edmund Dulac and N.C. Wyeth

Three Illustrators – Charles Robinson, Edmund Dulac and N.C. Wyeth

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It’s not often that three birthdays land on one day. Charles Robinson, Edmund Dulac and N. C. Wyeth were all born on the 22nd of October in the late 1800s, and between them have illustrated hundreds […]

Twisted Tales To Tell This Halloween – 3 Stories from The Brothers Grimm

Twisted Tales To Tell This Halloween – 3 Stories from The Brothers Grimm

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Halloween is a time of the year when freaky tales are told, ghosts and ghouls are abundant, and scaring your friends is second nature. We’ve gathered our top Twisted Tales to Tell this Halloween – 3 […]

The Bogey-Beast – An English Fairy Tale

The Bogey-Beast – An English Fairy Tale

A very cheerful old woman, a shape-shifting trickster and a big black pot of luck. This story was taken from English Fairy Tales – Illustrated by Arthur Rackham   The Bogey-Beast An English Fairy Tale THERE […]

Mad Hatter Day – 10 Mad Hatters for Alice In Wonderland Lovers

Mad Hatter Day – 10 Mad Hatters for Alice In Wonderland Lovers

In celebration of Mad Hatter Day, we have compiled our favourite 10 Mad Hatter Illustrations from the collection in our book shop. Since its first publication over 150 years ago, Alice in Wonderland has been illustrated […]