Saturday, April 25, 2020

Beautiful History and Folklore Books From The History Press

*We were sent these books for the purposes of this feature, however, as always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

It's said you should never judge a book by it's cover, but when books are as beautiful as those from The History Press, it's hard not to.

The History Press have a lovely selection of hardback and paperback history and folklore themed books.

They have a wide selection of history books, covering local history, WW2, the Victorians, women's history and more. So, if you have a liking for a particular period or time in history, then you're sure to find something to read.

I was sent five lovely books from The History Press, each one as lovely and interesting as the rest.


Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Sharon Jacksties (£12.99)

This is an absolutely stunning book. It's hardback and the cover is one of the loveliest I've ever seen.

The book focuses on stories about animals that have long inhabited Ireland and Great Britain with profound and quirky tales.

This is a great book to read to children as it keeps them interested and has a big sense of folklore and fantasy. The tales in it are quite clever really.

It's a lovely book to get kids interested in the native animals of Ireland and Great Britain. It's also great for learning some little-known zoological facts and anecdotes.

This book is also a fabulous one to have displayed on a shelf when not in use as it's so beautiful!


Forest Folk Tales For Children by Tom Phillips (£12)

Another stunning book by The History Press, this book shares forest folk tales from different forests across Great Britain.

The book is easy to read and another great one to read to children, or indeed, have children read themselves if able.

This book contains stories of brave deeds and foolish, star-crossed lovers, monsters, giants, witches, hobs and kings - all things which spark children's interest and curiosity.


Wild Waves and Wishing Wells Irish Folk Tales for Children by Órla McGovern 

This paperback book, by storyteller Órla McGovern, features stories inspired by Irish waters.

The book contains some traditional facts and modern musings, making it interesting and a great read to or for kids.

It's an especially great book for those interested in Irish legends and folklore.


Folk Tales for Bold Girls by Fiona Collins (£9.99)

This is a book that girls can be proud of. Full of inspiring female characters - no shrinking violets in sight!

The characters in this book are all clever, strong, brave and resourceful and are something to be admired.

Tales about great females from all around the world are included in this book and have been reworked from their old originals into new versions that can be enjoyed by children of today.


Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau (£9.99)

This paperback book was one I was particularly excited to read. I'm such a flower lover and this book is great for learning the folklore of flowers from Ireland and Great Britain.

The book contains traditional tales about the trees and plants that feature in our landscapes and it makes you think about them a little bit differently.

The tales explore the relationship between people and plants and in all sorts of landscapes too, from bogs to woodlands and everywhere inbetween.

This book is suitable for botany lovers of all ages.

If you're looking for historical themed and folklore books I highly recommend The History Press.

If you're looking for even more book recommendations, pop over to my book section to see what other titles we love reading.
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