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For over 35 years, Brian Froud has been regarded as the pre-eminent faerie artist in the world and an authority on faeries and faerie lore. In the oral tradition, where stories are told around the fireplace in semi-darkness, the words are alive: they leave the lips, enter into the air, and before they fall onto your ear they transform themselves into magic.

Among the contents so minutely examined are the goblin's holiday Almanack; a field guide to goblin types, with portraits and principal characteristics; and vast amounts of ill-assorted notes about goblins at play and, uh, play. Lessons include translating and reading runes, skaldic speaking, calendar customs, and safely traversing the nine worlds while avoiding trolls, dragons, and giants! Although the Frouds have never left film work altogether, during the years when Toby was young they chose to live more quietly in Devon, concentrating on creating art inspired by myths, legends, and fairy tales.The style of writing by the 'two humans' is prety musah how you would expect, its put in a way which people would think that reaserchers and scientists, would do. But he's about to learn that Amos was no mere mortician: he was the Undertaker of Lichport, charged with bringing The Peace to the dead trapped in the Shadowlands and Mist Homes, those states of limbo binding spirits to earth. This early work was published in Once Upon a Time and The Land of Froud, both from David Larkin's Peacock Press.

They were, it would seem, as old as time, and as terrifying to gaze upon as the mysteries with which they wrestled.

Even while Silas eagerly explores his father’s town and its many abandoned streets and overgrown cemeteries, he grows increasingly wary of his uncle.

These secondary creatures are often drawn from earlier sketches -- I have many, many sketchbooks filled with such things. Rather than squeezing into his old cottage, a tiny place in the center of the village, they renovated a rambling Devon "longhouse" out in the countryside: a thatched granite building dating from medieval times, built over older Saxon foundations.You don't have to have read anything by the two authors, however, since this is a really accessible book to anyone with a sense of humour and a love of fantasy or art or just a love for the unusual! By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. In this atmospheric place, they set about creating a thoroughly magical environment filled with faeries, goblins, trolls, William Morris fabrics, antique toys, and shelves crowded with folklore texts. You turn and look at the land around you, and you begin to see the faces in the trees and faeries flitting through the shadows. In this tome we discover the life of these titans and the work they have undertaken to shape our world.

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