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Stories from Wales: Oxford Children's Myths and Legends

Stories from Wales: Oxford Children's Myths and Legends

Hardback Oxford Children's Myths and Legends

By (author) Gwyn Jones

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 191mm x 18mm | 307g
  • Publication date: 25 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019272858X
  • ISBN 13: 9780192728586
  • Sales rank: 436,298

Product description

Oxford Children's Myths and Legends bring you the greatest stories ever told, from around the world and long ago. Heroes and villains, witches and wizards, warriors and royalty - there's something here for everyone. These spell-binding tales of love, loyalty, greed and jealousy come from the mountains and valleys of Wales. From Pwyll, the prince of Dyfed, to Arthur's court, they tell of a world where peasants and kings live alongside the folk of the faery, and where reality and enchantment intertwine.

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Gwyn Jones was Professor of English Language and Literature at University College, Cardiff. The author of many books including three collections of short stories and A History of the Vikings (1968), he is a translator of The Mabinogion, former editor of The Welsh Review, and the editor of two earlier anthologies of Welsh short stories.

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The eloquent, gusty flamboyance of Gwyn Jones sweeps you along with it. The Irish Press It is beautifully written, combining exquisite grace, charm and humour with the full vigour of the tales ... Here is Gwyn Jones, the story-teller, at his best. The Western Mail