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 […]

The White Cat – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The White Cat – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Three tasks set by the King, a court of hands, and a beautiful white cat. The White Cat   – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  There was once a King who had three sons, all handsome and […]

Sunshine Stories – A Summer Reading List

Sunshine Stories – A Summer Reading List

This Summer Reading List is packed full of tales ready to whisk you far far away – even if you’re only in your garden. Whether you’re going away or not, these lovely books are the perfect […]

Mrs Nightingale’s Evening Party – A Story from Fairy Land

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Mrs Nightingale’s Evening Party – A Story from Fairy Land

An evening invitation, a nap inside a buttercup, and a journey home on a nightingale’s back.    Mrs Nightingale’s Evening Party  – A Story from Fairy Land –  MRS. NIGHTINGALE was going to give an evening […]