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Gossip from the forest : the tangled roots of our forests and fairytales

Author: Sara Maitland
Publisher: London : Granta, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fairytales are one of our earliest and most vital cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient and primal landscapes. Both evoke a similar sensation in us - we find them beautiful and magical, but also spooky, sometimes horrifying. In this fascinating book, Maitland argues that the two forms are intimately connected: the mysterious secrets and silences, gifts and perils of the forests were both the background  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fairy tales
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Maitland
ISBN: 9781847084293 184708429X
OCLC Number: 801606212
Description: 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. March: Airyolland Wood (Thumbling) --
2. April: Saltridge Wood (The white snake) --
3. May: The New Forest (Rumpelstiltskin) --
4. June: Epping Forest (Hansel and Gretel) --
5. July: Great North Wood (Litle goosegirl) --
6. August (The seven swans' sister) --
7. September: Forest of Dean (The seven dwarves) --
8. Ballochbuie and the Forest of Mar (Rapunzel) --
9. November: Kielder Forest (Little Red Riding Hood and the big bad wolf) --
10. December: The Purgaory Wood (The four comrades) --
11. January: Glenless (Dancing shoes) --
12. February: Knockman Wood (The dreams of the sleeping beauty).
Responsibility: Sara Maitland ; photographs by Adam Lee.

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A magical exploration of the ancient landscape of forests and the ancient genre of fairytales, drawing fascinating and surprising connections between the two, by the author of the bestselling A Book  Read more...

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