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Monday, 7 February 2011

a book of charms and changelings


From the same series that included A Book Of Ghosts And Goblins, A Book Of Devils And Demons and A Book Of Magical Beasts - just a few of the more than 80 titles of tales collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. Few may have had as good a cover as this 1971 publication though.

7 comments:

  1. That is the *best* cover :D
    Love it!

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  2. I think it's my new favourite book - might need to make a big copy of it and frame it.

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  3. The duck-headed maiden is wonderful! I will hunt down my own copy forthwith.

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  4. Turns out I have this book (& a bunch of other RM-S) with a different, more restrained cover. Will endeavor to post somewhere, sometime...

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  5. Yes, do. I'm intrigued. Hoping to find some more of hers from this edition, but I can wait - there's plenty of good stuff out there on my wants list already.

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  6. That is fantastic. .... I don't have that particular edition, but wish I did. ... I have the one with artwork by Robin Jacques. ... I have a whole (growing) subsection on Ruth Manning-Sanders on my blog, which has additional cover image: http://papergreat.blogspot.com/search/label/Ruth%20Manning-Sanders

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  7. This cover was designed by Brian Froud. There were other equally fantastic editions: A Book Of Witches, A Book Of Wizards and A Book Of Devils and demons amongst others. I collected them when I was little.

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