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            Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold
             

            Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fry, Stephen

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $27.75
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as str...ained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.
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            ISBN 9780241424599
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
            Availability
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            The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present
             

            The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present (Hardback)

            By Gosden, Chris

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Three great strands of practice and belief run through human history. In religion, the primary human relationship is with one god or many gods. Science distances people from the world. Magic is human beings participating in the universe directly, and the universe influencing and ...shaping us. Magic preceded religion and science. And many people believe in magic: we might swear at the printer or believe that the mind of a patient influences recovery. But over the last few centuries, magic has developed a bad reputation. Professor Chris Gosden restores it to its place in the history of the world, exploring its positive qualities and asking what it can offer the world today. From the curses and charms of ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish magic, to the shamanistic traditions of Eurasia, indigenous America and Africa, the alchemy of the Renaissance, colonial dismissals of magic as backward, and quantum physics today, his colourful history provides the missing part of the story of civilisation. Drawing on decades of research around the world, with incredible breadth and authority, and stunning detail - from the first known horoscope, through the statue ordered into exile, to the power of tattoos - Gosden shows what magic can offer and how we might use it to rethink our relationship with the world.
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            ISBN 9780241294819
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult
             

            A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Lipscomb, Suzannah

            • RRP: $48.67
            • $48.67
            • Reprinting locally

            Discover the beguiling history of witchcraft, magic, and superstition through the centuries and across the world in this stunningly illustrated title. A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult charts the extraordinary narrative of one of the most interesting and often controv...ersial subjects in the world - from ancient animal worship and shamanism, through alchemy and divination to modern Wicca and the resurgence of the occult in 21st-century literature, cinema, and television. Providing readers with a comprehensive, balanced, and unbiased account of everything from Japanese folklore and Indian witchcraft to the differences between black and white magic, and dispelling myths such as those surrounding the voodoo doll and Ouija, the book explores the common human fear of, and fascination with spells, superstition, and the supernatural. The perfect introduction to magic and the occult, it explores forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones, mystical plants and potions such as mandrake, the presence of witchcraft in literature from Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Harry Potter series, and the ways in which magic has interacted with religion. The most comprehensive illustrated history of witchcraft available, A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult will enthrall and fascinate you with its lavish illustrated, accessible entries, whether you are a believer or sceptic.
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            ISBN 9780241386118
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold
             

            Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold (Hardback)

            By Fry, Stephen

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $37.50
            • Save $12.50
            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Pre-order Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the legend of Troy - a tale of love and war, passion and power - following his sensational bestsellers MYTHOS and HEROES 'Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean. Glittering Ilion, the city that r...ose and fell not once but twice . . .' The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against that great city, to which they will lay siege for ten whole and very bloody years. It is Zeus, the king of the gods, who triggers war when he asks the Trojan prince Paris to judge the fairest goddess of them all. Aphrodite bribes Paris with the heart of Helen, wife of King Menelaus of the Greeks, and naturally, nature takes its course. It is a terrible, brutal war with casualties on all sides. The Greeks cannot defeat the Trojans - since Achilles, the Greek's boldest warrior, is consumed with jealousy over an ally's choice of lover, the Trojan slave Briseis, and will not fight . . . The stage is set for the oldest and greatest story ever told, where monstrous passions meet the highest ideals and the lowest cunning. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today. Troy is a myth in which we seek the truth about ourselves, which Stephen Fry brings breathtakingly to life for our modern age. PRAISE FOR MYTHOS AND HEROES: 'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times 'A head-spinning marathon of legends' Guardian 'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard 'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail 'A rollicking good read' Independent
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            ISBN 9780241424582
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
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            The Book of Tarot: A contemporary guide to finding your intuition and reading the tarot

            The Book of Tarot: A contemporary guide to finding your intuition and reading the tarot (Hardback)

            By Grist, Alice

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.19
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            A beginner's guide to finding your intuition and reading the tarot.

            ISBN 9780349425023
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Angels and Archangels: The Western Path to Enlightenment
             

            Angels and Archangels: The Western Path to Enlightenment (Hardback)

            By Echols, Damien

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $44.17
            • Save $0.82
            • In Stock US

            Learn to call on the divine assistance of angelic forces to shape your life in this in-depth guide from Damien Echols

            ISBN 9781683643265
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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            Miracles of Our Own Making: A History of Paganism
             

            Miracles of Our Own Making: A History of Paganism (Hardback)

            By Williams, Liz

            • RRP: $47.99
            • $39.76
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            • Internationally sourced

            An illuminating and lively history of paganism in the West.

            ISBN 9781789142211
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

            Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold (Paperback)

            By Fry, Stephen

            • RRP: $26.00
            • $19.50
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            Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . __________ There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylish...ly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. ___________ 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian
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            ISBN 9781405940368
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
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            Fortunes in a Teacup
             

            Fortunes in a Teacup (Hardback)

            By Struthers, Jane

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $19.49
            • Save $5.50
            • Pub Date
              27 Oct 20

            Harness the ancient power of tea leaf reading and discover what the future holds in store.

            ISBN 9780753734162
            Released NZ 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold
              

            Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

            Read by Fry, Stephen

            • RRP: $60.83
            • $60.83
            • In Stock UK

            Penguin presents the CD edition of Heroes written and read by Stephen Fry. Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . *** Pre-order HEROES by Stephen Fry now *** __________ There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold... and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. ___________ 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian
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            ISBN 9781405940566
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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