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Beowulf : A Ladybird Expert Book

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Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES

- Which is more terrifying - a monster or its mother?
- Why did Berserkers run naked into battle?
- How was the story of Beowulf almost lost forever?

PLUNGE into the adventures of Beowulf, the 6th Century hero who defeated the monster Grendel, became king of his people, and slayed a tremendous dragon. Surviving in a single, burnt manuscript, Beowulf continues to entrance readers and inspire major works of fantasy today.

WARRIORS. MONSTERS. DRAGONS. GOLD.

Janina Ramirez's Beowulf is an accessible and authoritative guide to the spellbinding world and daring feats of a poem remembered through the centuries.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 56 pages
  • 115 x 176 x 10mm | 88g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718189736
  • 9780718189730
  • 2,441,383

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The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information. * Shiny New Books *
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About Janina Ramirez

Dr Janina Ramirez is a presenter, lecturer and researcher, specialising in interpreting symbols and examining art works within their historical context. She is Course Director for the Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma in History of Art at the Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University. She has published widely on medieval art and literature, and has taught and researched across a broad chronological sweep, covering everything from the sculptures of antiquity to post-modern architecture. She has also written and presented a number of documentaries for BBC4 and Radio Four, and is a regular guest presenter of Front Row. She is a passionate and enthused academic driven by a desire to share ideas.
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