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Cautionary Fables: Warts & All By Everett Warren
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Being a collection of words arranged in various orders and patterns, set in place over the last decade or so of the twentieth century, and including such diverse subject matter as bikers and cats;... More > demons and dragons; electric chairs and historians; madmen and monks; portals and priests; serial killers, sorcerers, and story-tellers. There are no toads, nor frogs for that matter, but there are warts enough amongst these early works of short fiction and other miscellanea, and, beyond that, there are warts enough on a certain goblin skulking about...< Less
Cautionary Fables: Warts & All By Everett Warren
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Being a collection of words arranged in various orders and patterns, set in place over the last decade or so of the twentieth century, and including such diverse subject matter as bikers and cats;... More > demons and dragons; electric chairs and historians; madmen and monks; portals and priests; serial killers, sorcerers, and story-tellers. There are no toads, nor frogs for that matter, but there are warts enough amongst these early works of short fiction and other miscellanea, and, beyond that, there are warts enough on a certain goblin skulking about...< Less
Botanic Verses By Ross Mallock
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Ten humorous poems which form a series of fables based on animals and plants. Botanic Verses holds a mirror to human aspiration, warning of the perils of pride, lack of self-control, secretiveness... More > and unsuitable training. The book even explains why the Haggis finds life so miserable. Aimed at anyone with a sense of humour and a delight in verse.< Less
Soap Hollow Memoirs By Larry Kimmel
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Memoirs of rural Americana, mainly events that were not included in the author's novel, "A Small Silent Ordeal,"including several fables.
Lyle & the Scorpion By Stewart Pugsley
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A new twist on a classic, cautionary tale about a trusting turtle and a stranger needing a lift.
Noble Acts By Anmarie McDonald
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Ever grown impatient with mobile-phone-speak that indiscriminately edits language down to a handful of fractious dots and dashes? Welcome to E-done! This "future past" is a place where, as... More > a result of the Great Crash, people are suffering from a loss of all the world's words. While they think their screen-side lives sublime, lovely Phylita begins to know better when her hero, Billy, awakens her sleeping imagination. A provactive fairy tale, a modern day love story and cautionary yarn, Noble Acts reminds us of the evils of "excess access."< Less
Pellwork Exposed By Karl Smith
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Pellwork Exposed: Cautionary fables for the current middle-ages. Presented here are the absurdities of life in The Society For Creative Anachronism boiled down to painful and yet amusing vignettes... More > exhaustively researched with primary sources. Charming, heartwarming, bruising... ...all this and a chicken suit!< Less
The Hidden Treasures of Arizona By Jesse Horn
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One of the most fascinating parts of the history of our American south west is the countless tales of lost and buried treasure. This is a rich part of Arizona’s history and in this first... More > collection from the Mogollon Connection Series The Hidden Treasures of Arizona we explore the legends and myths of bandits, betrayal, and the search to fulfill the dream of riches. From the Fabled Adams Diggings, and the Lost Dutchman Mine, to obscure tales of a lost and magical golden bell hidden deep in the Arizona desert, the Hidden Treasures of Arizona is filled with adventure, revenge and cautionary tales of what becomes those who succumb to the lust of gold.< Less
The New Mother (and other stories) By Lucy Lane Clifford
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The writings of Lucy lane Clifford (who also wrote as Mrs W K Clifford) were for almost a century completely lost to obscurity, but during her lifetime this extraordinary woman was a friend and... More > confidant of Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy and other luminaries of the day. This collection contains possibly her best works. Her writings, originally penned as cautionary didactic tales for Victorian children, present themselves as a cycle of unique fables of existential dread and alienation, worthy (at their best) of a Kafka or Borges. Ranging from paeans to autism (‘Wooden Tony’ or ‘The Paper Fish’) or surreal horror (‘The New Mother’) this collection asks for Mrs Clifford to be reappraised as a precursor to 20th century and 21st century literature. This collection has been augmented with collages by artist D M Mitchell to show the link to such allegorical artists as Leonora Carrington, Max Ernst and Toyen.< Less
The Forgotten Tale of Little Red Riding Hood By Adam Winnie
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We tend to think of fairy tales as timeless and universal, but in fact they express our collective truths even as those truths shift over time and place. These tales are important carriers of... More > culture, since they reflected the knowledge, wisdom, social practices and beliefs of the people who first told them. Such tales, whether folk or fairy tales, myths, legends or fables, have survived not only because they entertain and inspire, but because they embody emotional and spiritual truths about mankind. Little Red Riding Hood is one of the best loved fairy tales of all time — yet few now know the original story as it was told in the European countryside dating back to sometime around the 14th century, long before the first published version in 1697 by Charles Perrault. Little Red Riding Hood, as we know it today, is a cautionary tale warning little girls of the perils of disobedience, but the older story is a complex one of female initiative and maturation.< Less