Irish storytellers

The King of Ireland’s Son


Padraic Colum’s delightful book is a tightly-packed valise of stories, stories interrupted by stories, enclosed and bracketed by stories. We meet not only the King of Ireland’s son, but the sons of other kings–

M. R. James

Montague Rhodes James  (1862-1936) was indeed an antiquary.  He was a medievalist, holding a number of distinguished seats in the great Universities, at different parts of his career.
However what he is best known for, is the way he modernised

E. Nesbit

From Wikipedia;
Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit.

She wrote or collaborated on more than …

Frank R Stockton

Best known for the short story “The Lady? or, The Tiger?” Stockton was a very prolific writer, churning out history, novels, travelogues, and humor, often incorporating all of the above into one work.
His was a warm and well-mannered voice, …

Children’s oddities

The King of Gee-Whiz For most readers, including Nook For Amazon Kindle

Here is a sweet, oddly down-to-earth little story, written too early for our modern tropes. I think you’ll notice their lack. The illustrations are a delight as well.


For most readers, including Nook For Amazon KindleBill the Minder

A Minder, in Bill’s …

Doctor Dolittle


Seven delightful books out of the many that comprise the Doctor Dolittle series; all I have been able to find in the many archives online, each one re-compiled and the illustrations restored to their rightful places.

These books are …

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