An earth witch dies, leaving no heir and the land of Shaftal falls into lawlessness and famine. Can a scholar, a half-blood giant, and the sole-survivor of a slaughtered tribe put fate on a different course?
Horapollo Niliacus, who most likely never existed, wrote the original Hieroglyphica. It was a collection of some 189 interpretations of the Egyptian hieroglyphics, which were entirely, and unintentionally, fallacious.
This Catalan classic explores the life of a Pyreneen village girl over the course of a century. With death approaching, the elderly Conxa sits down in Barcelona and looks back on a life in which she lost everything — except her spirit.
This delightfully wicked twist on traditional classics takes a satirical look at modern society through a cast of familiar characters including: Jack and the Weedstalk, the Crack Piper of Camden, and Sleep-In-Beauty with her love of fairydust.
Fifty-two and facing an empty nest and midlife fatigue, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley began ‘The 52/52 Project’ — one new weekly experience per week for a year. From visiting a nudist beach with her elderly mother to exfoliating a rhinoceros, this hilarious account is an inspiration to anyone looking to shake up their life.
Strangled with the lead of her terrier Tuppy, disagreeable spinster Euphemia Pongleton is found dead on the stairs at Belsize Park Tube Station. Can a boarding house of halfwits solve the mysterious murder of their fellow resident? First published in 1934.