Top 5 Saddest, Gruesome and Dark Tales for Halloween

Top 5 Saddest, Gruesome and Dark Tales for Halloween

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Top 5 Saddest, Darkest and Most Gruesome Tales for Halloween For this year’s Halloween we’ve picked out 5 of some of the saddest, darkest and most gruesome tales from some of our favourite books written and […]

Bluebeard – And Other Mysterious Men with Even Stranger Facial Hair

Bluebeard – And Other Mysterious Men with Even Stranger Facial Hair

This book contains seven different versions of the story of Bluebeard from around the world. Fairy tales and folktales included:  Adam and Eve (A Hebrew Tale) from the book of Genesis (2:4 – 3:24) Conomor and […]

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day It’s National Apple Day! To celebrate we’re sharing Arthur Rackham‘s beautiful illustrations from Eden Phillpott’s delightful book A Dish of Apples. We’ve also added our favourite […]

Rumpelstiltskin – And Other Angry Imps with Rather Unusual Names

Rumpelstiltskin – And Other Angry Imps with Rather Unusual Names

Rumpelstiltskin is a tale of primarily European heritage, dating back to at least the sixteenth century. The story has been studied by many folklorists, the most notable of which has been Edward Clodd, who produced an […]

Beauty and the Beast – and other tales of love in unexpected places.

Beauty and the Beast – and other tales of love in unexpected places.

  ” Beauty and the Beast has a fascinating history, first starting with Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve (1695 – 1755). Villeneuve’s La Belle et La Bête was an original piece of storytelling, first published in La […]

Favourite 5 – Arthur Rackham’s Illustrated Children’s Books.

Favourite 5 – Arthur Rackham’s Illustrated Children’s Books.

Favourite 5 -Arthur Rackham Illustrated Children’s Books Happy Birthday, Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Today, 19th September, marks Arthur Rackham’s birthday. He is considered one of the leading illustrators of the Golden Age of Illustration and is one […]

Illustrator Louis Rhead dies after Long Struggle with a 30-pound Turtle

Illustrator Louis Rhead dies after Long Struggle with a 30-pound Turtle

  Louis Rhead was an American artist, author, and angler who grew up in Etruria, Staffordshire, England, who died on the 29th July in 1926. His death was somewhat unusual. He died from a heart attack […]

Bertha Lum

Bertha Lum

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Bertha Lum (1869 – 1954) was an American woodblock print artist and illustrator. She was known for helping to make the Japanese and Chinese woodblock print known outside of Asia. Her work is truly mesmerizing. After Honeymooning in Japan […]