Beautiful Fairy Books for International Fairy Day

Beautiful Fairy Books for International Fairy Day

To celebrate Fairy Day, we would like to share with you some of the most beautiful fairy books, full of fae, piskies, nymphs, and sprites to enchant any reader. From children’s stories and fairy tales to […]

Fairy Tale Friendships: Tales of Best Friends in Classic Fairy Stories

Fairy Tale Friendships: Tales of Best Friends in Classic Fairy Stories

Many fairy tales feature stories of romantic love and extraordinary adventure, but for #NationalBestFriendsDay we invite you to uncover some classic stories of best friends in fairy tales. From the heat of the desert to the […]

St. George of Merrie England – The Story of St. George and the Dragon

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St. George of Merrie England – The Story of St. George and the Dragon

Discover the ancient story of St. George and the Dragon. Centuries old, this tale, retold by Flora Annie Steel tells the story of the patron saint of England, Saint George. Follow his journey as he saves […]

The Magical Art of Arthur Rackham – An Illustrated Book List

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The Magical Art of Arthur Rackham – An Illustrated Book List

Uncover the illustrated world of Arthur Rackham, with fifteen magical books full of his famous fairies and gnarled trees.  Arthur Rackham was one of the most celebrated artists of the British Golden Age of Illustration; an […]

Dick Whittington – A Traditional English Tale

Dick Whittington – A Traditional English Tale

  Streets paved with gold, a cat with an appetite for mice, and a young man whose luck turns around.    Dick Whittington – A Tradition English Tale –   IN the reign of King Edward […]

St. George and the Dragon – The History of The Golden Legend

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St. George and the Dragon – The History of The Golden Legend

Like many early saints, the exact history of St. George remains a mystery. The most famous story is ‘St. George and The Dragon’, which is said to originate from the 13th-century legend: ‘The Golden Legend‘, where […]

A Poem in Your Pocket Day – The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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A Poem in Your Pocket Day – The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Cloud – By Percy Bysshe Shelley –   I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. […]

Some Passages in the Life of a Lion – Extract by Edgar Allan Poe

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Some Passages in the Life of a Lion – Extract by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 19th January 1809. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is generally considered the inventor […]

The Best eBooks for Bedtime Reading – Illustrated Tales for Children

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The Best eBooks for Bedtime Reading – Illustrated Tales for Children

Are you after a new book of bedtime stories to send a little one off to dream land? We’ve collected our favourite illustrated tales perfect for bedtime, all available as eBooks to download at your fingertips. […]

In the Bleak Midwinter – A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti

In the Bleak Midwinter – A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional and children’s poems – best known for her works Goblin Market, Remember, and the Christmas carol, In the Bleak Midwinter. In honour of her birthday, we’d […]

The Yellow Dwarf – A French Fairy Tale

The Yellow Dwarf – A French Fairy Tale

A marriage promised to a small trickster, an ugly Desert Fairy, and a pair of lovers eternally bound together by a mermaid.    The Yellow Dwarf – A French Fairy Tale –  THERE was once a […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Shakespearean Fairy Tale

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Shakespearean Fairy Tale

The spellbinding tale of forest nymphs, four charmed lovers, and a fairy queen who falls in love with an ass.   A Midsummer’s Nights Dream – A Shakespearean Fairy Tale – – By Charles Lamb – THERE […]