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Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales: A Search for the Hidden Roots of Our Fairytales Hardcover – 1 Nov 2012

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Granta; First Edition edition (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184708429X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847084293
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 2.9 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In this complex, enchanting book, Maitlandcombines a wiry retelling of traditional European fairy tales with piercing comments on folklore, history and superstition and a rich evocation of the deep, natural, gnarled life of ancient woodlands --The Times

Maitland is a wonderfully enthusiastic Guide to her twinned realms, writing gleefully of crystal brain fungi and the 'strange smokey shimmer' of bluebells. Her relish is infectious, and I suspect as well as hope her 12 woods will see some new faces this year --Observer

The question at the heart of this beautiful, thoughtful book is: how did forests form fairy tales and how have fairy tales influenced the way we feel about forests? It mixes social history with natural history, literary criticism with fiction ... Maitland is incredibly good at taking us with her on journeys through the woods, as she examines her emotional responses ... As a follow-up to Maitland's sublime The Book of Silence, it's a worthy successor. As something to read on dark nights as the wind lashes the leaves from the trees, it's damn near perfect --Independent

About the Author

SARA MAITLAND is the author of numerous works of fiction, including the Somerset Maugham Award-winning Daughters of Jerusalem, and several non-fiction books about religion. Born in 1950, she studied at Oxford University and currently tutors on the MA in creative writing for Lancaster University. She lives in Galloway.



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