The Book of English Magic
ISBN 9781590204153 | 576 pages | 14 Oct 2010 | Overlook | 9.25 x 6.25in | 18 - AND UP
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The Book of English Magic explores the curious and little-known fact that of all countries, England has the richest history of magical lore and practice."A use-friendly primer. A magical mystery tour, for readers who want to get a little deeper into magic, there are well informed suggestions."
English authors such as J.R.R.Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.K.Rowling, dominate the world of magic in fiction, but from the earliest times, England has also acted as home to generations of eccentrics and scholars who have researched and explored every conceivable kind of occult art.
The Book of English Magic explores this hidden story, from its first stirrings to our present-day fascination with all things magical. Along the way readers are offered a rich menu of magical things to do and places to visit.
"A fabulous array."
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