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Japan is monster country. Nowhere else on earth has the sheer variety of bizarre beasties lurking in every shadow. And

Bad luck from breaking a mirror has a long history, and the ominous associations are pervasive around the world.

My parents tell me more family stories, this time about haunted houses. But what haunts a house? Ghosts, or fairies?

This is the story of the legendary Aurelius Ambrosius, a King of the Britons in the 5th century AD.

In the nineteenth century, Lady Charlotte Guest (with a team of Welsh scholars) translated a series of stories from Welsh

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Dragons play a popular role in legend, Where might their origins have begun, and can we see parallels between them

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When one hears the word “zombie” various images come to mind: usually that of flesh-eating, brain-devouring monsters; that is just

Fairy tales often focus on relationships within families — interrogating the many ways in which these can break down, but

My new book is intended to inspire all the little girls who admire women like Michelle Obama, Lucy Bronze, Malala

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