Saturday, 1 October 2011

Book inspiration . . .

We have been exploring the subject of folklore, myths and legends for several years now and thought we would start sharing some of the wonderful books we have discovered along the way. The one we continually go back to is Readers Digest's Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. 

The book is split into three sections. The first first covers ancient superstitions, creatures, plants and festivals. The second section covers regional stories from across Great Britain. The final section describes key figures in British folklore.

The book is illustrated throughout and is a great starting point if you want to research how previous illustrators have tackled the theme. I don't think it is in print, so you need to look in second hand books shops, ebay or Amazon Marketplace.

– Kate McLelland 

1 comment:

  1. I can also recommend this book of fairy tales by Tascen... it has classic illustrations from all over the world...really lovely