By Alan Garner
Beautiful new CollinsVoyager variation of Alan Garner's choice of folklore. Boggarts and gowks, fools and hobgoblins are just many of the unusual and beautiful creatures in A Bag of Moonshine - a veritable treasure trove of reports selected from the folklore of britain and Wales. There are 22 stories in all, fantastically illustrated in black and whitel through prize-winning illustrator Patrick Lynch.
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