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Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . __________ There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. ___________ 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian
Can anyone stop the Big Bad Bogey? He's BOUNCY. He's NASTY. He's GREEN. He keeps ruining everyone's stories. But someone's standing up to this snotty mischief-maker: The Good Little Bogey. In this brilliant battle between good and evil, who will have the last laugh? A riotous picture book with a hilarious twist by Tim Knapman, with gloriously zingy illustrations by Tom Knight.
Life has its ups and downs, doesn't it? And Martha and her friends are really sick of going up, and down, and up, and down. After a traumatic event that no one can talk about or even quite remember, they're stuck on a giant killer jellyfish, tantalisingly close to the shore and safety. They've had enough of it. They've decided that they're either going to escape, or die trying. A YA novel like no other, Jelly is touching, funny and truly unique.
Step behind the scenes of the biggest mystery of the British Isles Loch Ness is one of the most popular visitor sites in the world. Its stunning beauty draws many, but far more come to experience the mystery of the monster that may lurk in its waters. Known affectionately as 'Nessie', this elusive creature has been chased with great zeal for over a century (it has been seen by over 1000 people) and this enthusiasm shows no sign of diminishing. A new edition, rewritten and with fresh new images, of a Pitkin classic that examines the evidence and the various sitings on this perennial mystery.
Written by Toby Ibbotson, son of the bestselling author Eva Ibbotson, this exceptional middle grade epic is captivating, heartfelt and brilliant in equal measure. When a storm hits a small and sleepy town, it ravages every living thing. But storms don't just destroy, they uncover. Andwhen a young boy discovers a mysterious object that has lay hidden beneath a centuries-old tree, he instantly knowsthat it's special. What he doesn't know is that his unexpected find will unite him with a girl searching forher missing father and trigger a series of events that will see them travelling across Europe under the most unusual circumstances. Beautifully written, The Unexpected Find is Toby Ibbotson's break-through masterpiece that's a classic in the making.
Chosen for the honour of bonding with a frostsliver - a fragment of the sentient glacier that crests her icy home - Sabira embarks on the dangerous pilgrimage to the top of the mountain. But when a huge avalanche traps her on the glacier and destroys the pass, Sabira is determined to find another way home. In order to survive, she must face up to the merciless mountain - but there are dark and fiery secrets hiding in its depths ...
When H.G Wells published his science-fiction classic The War of the Worlds, we were seized by a global fascination with extra-terrestrial life. The age of the alien had begun. In All About Aliens, the truth about alien life is revealed. From the origins of the alien concept from ancient myth right up to our ongoing hunt for cosmic neighbours in the modern day, this book is full of information that will give alien enthusiasts or sceptics plenty to think about. Ever wondered what an alien would really look like? What is the truth behind crop circles and UFO sightings? Is it scientifically possible for other life to exist? Answering these questions and many more, this book takes an honest look at our bug-eyed green friends and distinguishes the sense from the pseudoscience in this easy-to-read book on aliens. The All About series tackles those intriguing topics we all love to think about. All About Aliens takes a close look into that most fascinating of question: are we really alone in the universe?
'Shapton has created a mystical territory - a performance, an exhibition, a guestbook - in which I felt the ghost within myself; the thing that will outlive me. A fearless and exquisite book' Miranda July Guestbook explores the glimmering, unsettling things that haunt us in the midst of life, combining stories, vignettes and an evocative curiosity cabinet of artifacts and images - found photographs, original paintings, Instagram-style portraits - to transform the traditional ghost story into something else entirely. 'Leanne Shapton has a way of making books entirely new, surreal, and uncanny ... Guestbook contains ghost stories for a world of images and captions, in which the ghosts are all of us, and our strange time' Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?
'A grisly treat' Financial Times on the podcast Based on the 'world's spookiest podcast' of the same name comes Unexplained: a book of ten real-life mysteries which might be best left unexplained. . . ******************************* What can a case of demonic possession in 1970's Germany teach us about free will? What might we learn about how we construct reality from the case of a poltergeist in the Fens? And what can a supposed instance of reincarnation in Middlesbrough tell us about how we develop a concept of the self? Taking incidents once thought of as supernatural or paranormal and questioning whether radical ideas in science might provide a new but equally extraordinary explanation, Unexplained asks what real-life unexplained events can reveal of our unique human experience. 'These mysteries are all the creepier for being true' Tatler
Despite its apparent materiality, the universe is actually a kind of 3-D projection and is ultimately no more real than a hologram, a 3-D image projected in space and made with the aid of a laser. Using this model, a world-renowned physicist and a Nobel prize winning neurophysiologist has developed a new description of reality. It encompasses not only reality as we know it, including hitherto unexplained phenomena of physics, but is capable of explaining such occurrences as telepathy, paranormal and out-of-the-body experiences, "lucid" dreaming and even mystical and religious traditions such as cosmic unity and miraculous healings. In part one, the author explains in simple prose the theory behind a holograph and its traditional applications to science. In part two, he shows the panoramic way in which the holographic model makes sense of the entire range of mystical, spiritual and psychic experience. Finally, in part three, he explores the implications for other universes beyond our own.
An anthology of 'true' stories about ghosts and other paranormal phenomena from Brislington, Arnos Vale and St Anne's in Bristol. This book provides details of two dozen haunted places, along with UFO sightings and white witch and local superstitions.
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize & the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 'Absolutely loved it from start to finish' TOM FLETCHER 'I read it, I loved it' MALORIE BLACKMAN 'Kiran Millwood Hargrave creates a spellbinding world of magic, myth and adventure' EMMA CARROLL Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland - and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself. Beautiful, thrilling and magical, Kiran Millwood Hargrave's debut novel has all the makings of a modern classic.
There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Stephen Fry's glorious retelling of their fascinating stories will be loved by young and old alike. ___________ Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. 'Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny, and Fry once again proves himself a master of great learning worn lightly' Guardian 'Here, indeed, be monsters, myriad adventures and machinating gods. Fry is a personable and passionate narrator' - Mail on Sunday 'Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot' Herald 'This is a spirited retelling of stories that Fry clearly knows and loves' The Times ___________ If you like the sound of Heroes, you'll love Mythos - Fry's first foray into the enthralling world of Greek mythology. Praise for Mythos: 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian
Echoes from Eternity documents and analyzes sixty-eight separate cases of near death experiences. The author's continuing research confirms previous findings and also reveals new and unexpected insights and parallels with LDS scriptures. Discover answers many questions about this life and the life to come and a clear, strong message of love, hope, and eternal growth for you and your loved ones.
Utah is a land of untamed beauty. From the snowy peaks of the Wasatch Mountains to the brilliant red rocks of Southern Utah, the state boasts views and vistas found nowhere else in the nation. Yet there are other stories and legends that belong to Utah and her native land - tales that are not often told.
If you go into the woods today... In this, the follow up to his acclaimed Paranormal Encounters on Britain's Roads, Dr Peter McCue examines intriguing reports of strange experiences people have reported across wooded locations in Britain. From strange experiences on camping trips followed up with poltergeist activity, to forest residents plagued by electrical humming and flashing lights, many of these accounts are disturbing in the extreme. With cases involving such diverse phenomena as ghost sightings, big cats, bigfoot-type creatures, owlmen, UFOs and alien-type entities, all thoroughly debated and critiqued in the author's signature style, after reading this book you might think twice about planning a woodland expedition!
It's the summer of 1989, a time of global flux just before the collapse of the Berlin wall and of South Africa's Apartheid. Two women see something uncanny in the skies over west London, an alien sighting whose consequences cannot be predicted. A companion volume to the author's critically lauded Daimonic Reality, The Good People is a modern fairy tale that dramatises the interpenetration of revelation and delusion, the natural and the supernatural, worldliness and sanctity - intimating that all our humdrum lives are shadowed by the alien dimension of myth.
Fill your year with the might and magic of dragons. Featuring Piya Wannachaiwong s gorgeous and energetic artwork, Llewellyn s 2019 Dragon Calendar is the perfect choice for dragon enthusiasts. These fantastic creatures offer fiery inspiration and wisdom each month, encouraging you to live brighter and plan smarter. From graceful wyrms to powerful wyverns, you ll meet a variety of amazing dragons. Includes major US and UK holidays as well as moon quarters.
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