By Alan Garner
Attractive new CollinsVoyager variation of Alan Garner's choice of folklore. Boggarts and gowks, fools and hobgoblins are just the various unusual and lovely 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 by way of prize-winning illustrator Patrick Lynch.
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