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* One of four NEW books in Mike Harding's bestselling series * Stunning new jacket treatment * Original four titles re-launched and re-jacketed * Promotable author with high media profile
The reader who looks into Helene A. Guerber's Myths of the Norsemen - a collection of Norse myths that contains the products of a golden age of Icelandic literacture - will find much that is exotic, even outlandish but also much that is strangely familiar. All the essential human experiences are contained in them, along with some universal themes and motifs.
A precious relic of the beginnings of Northern poetry, these 'old Norse songs' contain a wealth of traditional and mythical lore with a huge cast of characters, from potent and terrible gods to the lesser tribes of supernatural beings such as dwarfs, elves and witches.
Helene Guerber was a prolific author of books on the myths and legends of many lands. Her clarity and directness of style bringthese familiar and not-so-familiar stories in all their freshness to a new readership of all ages.
This volume offers an intimate portrait of Afghani people.
Did you know the term "roughing it" comes from the 1820 settlers' tent village at Algoa Bay? Or that her new home "the most miserable country mentioned in the world?"
This is the story of the 1820 settlers dramatic first three years in their own words - letters, journals and diaries tell of dangerous voyages and the establishment of farms in a harsh environment. a compelling narrative that moved.
A lively and absorbing narrative of China's ascent from imperial doormat to global economic powerhouse.
From the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher comes a brand new true story of Victorian scandal
A brilliant and penetrating history of the First World War by one of the world's foremost experts on the conflict. Reissued for the 100th Anniversary.
A brilliant new account of the world's very first clash of civilisations between the Persians and the Greeks in 480BC.
The traumatic story of one of the last major battles of World War II, in which the Poles fought off German troops and police, street by street, for sixty-three days.
A masterful history of Rome's first imperial dynasty by the award-winning author of Rubicon, Persian Fire and In the Shadow of the Sword.
Examines chivalry in the context of the Middle Ages
With all the emotional power of The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan, by a writer who still lives in Kabul.
A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing us to think again