Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past twenty years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate,… Continue Reading

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The Wild Mother by Elizabeth Cunningham

 

“Book Description
Acclaimed for its deft blending of fantasy, psychology, and archetype, The Wild Mother is a brilliant depiction of the Wild Woman and those who would enslave her out of fear. Its protagonist is Lilith, predecessor of Eve who fled Eden for the woman-inhabited wilderness called the Empty Land. While returning to our own world to claim the 10-year-old daughter she was forced to abandon, Lilith is taken prisoner by Adam Underwood, the child’s father. Her liberation by two others Adam has enslaved — his blindly devoted colleague, Eva, and his still spirited mother — forms the crux of this powerful reinterpretation of the myth of female destiny.”

The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson

 

From Library Journal
A young fox falls in love with a human man and summons the magic of the foxes to assume the form of a woman in order to win her lover’s heart. Expanding on her award-winning short story, “Fox Magic,” Johnson sets this version of a Japanese folk tale in medieval Japan. The author imbues her story with the delicate details of another time and place, creating an atmosphere of understated passion and controlled intensity. A good choice for most fantasy collections.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.”

The Magic Lands by Kevin Crossley-Holland

 

Book Description
A magnificent book of 55 folk and fairy tales, wonder tales and ghost stories from all over Britain and Ireland. Taken from original sources and then brilliantly retold in a fresh and modern way, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative collection written in the last twenty years.

A handsome trade paperback with notes and sources. Each story has a beautiful opening illustration by Emma Chichester Clark, a major illustrator.

First published by Orchard Books as BRITISH FOLK TALES, it attracted rave reviews: ‘outstanding’ Naomi Lewis in The Observer ‘a sourcebook of folklore no home with children should be without’ The Independent ‘this great storyteller’ Philip Pullman in The Guardian ‘a fine storyteller with a poet’s ear’ The Independent

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

 

Book Description

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?

Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.