A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe

From Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe: A Treasury of British Folklore, written by Dee Dee Chainey and illustrated by Joe McLaren

I began writing ‘Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe: A Treasury of British Folklore’ back in April last year.

Heritage on the Go: Olga Edseth’s Rosemaled Hot Pink Pumps

In America’s Dairyland, expressing one’s ethnic identity sometimes means not only participating in the revitalization of a folk art but transforming it into a fashion statement.

Top 5 Romanian Folk Tales

Stained glass art, Romanian folktales by Hari Nandakumar https://unsplash.com/photos/nWrLpxOZ1IM

Why do folktales still charm us? They hold ancient wisdom, ceremonies and life lessons but they also unravel old rituals of passage, family ties, and ancient human desires, offering us a moment of contemplation and a much needed respite from our own life stories.

Smuggler Legends: Owlers, Woolers & Restless Ghosts

From ‘The Eyrie’ by Thom Burgess © Barney Bodoano

Smuggling. The word has been entwined with romantic delusions and depictions for many years. However, in reality this could not be further from the truth. From concepts of men in fancy clothes to moonlit coves and caverns; the idea of the smuggler has been mixed with an almost heroic taste. Yet, the graphic novella ‘The […]

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