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It’s a kind of magic

ANYONE yearning to escape their daily grind (everyone) might enjoy two (out March 4), features tales of misty maidens, selkies, mermaids, sirens, water horses, lake monsters and other watery creatures, with beautiful woodcut illustrations by Joe McLaren. Bad wolves, witches and cannabalistic children hewn from logs lurk in the second book, (August 5, Batsford, £12.99 each).

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