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A beautiful new retelling of the history of Britain – according to its myths and legends. Paperback edition.


Subtitled A New Mythology of Britain, this Sunday Times bestselling book is a retelling of the history of the British Isles, but through its myths and legends. It begins in the distant past, when giants left their mark in the form of monolithic stones; the reader learns about the origins of the name Albion, and follow the journey of Brutus as he escapes Troy for Britain, the land to which he eventually gives his name. The mythic cast of characters that follow include Weland the Smith; Cordelia, the famed – and doomed – youngest daughter of King Lear; Joseph of Arimathea; and of course, Uther Pendragon and his son Arthur. This beautiful paperback edition of the book comes in a black, white and red design with gold foil, and cover flaps. Monochrome woodcut illustrations accompany the stories, and the red running titles and page numbers add a subtle touch of colour throughout. Storyland is an accessible and well-written way for readers who would like to get to know more about the myths and legends of the British Isles.


London: riverrun, 2021. Paperback, 384 pages. New.

Storyland [Folklore] (PB) - Amy Jeffs