— booklists —

 historical fiction

Bitter Greens - Kate Forsyth

The Girl In The Tower - Katherine Arden

The Mermaid & Mrs Hancock - Imogen Hermes Gowar

The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry

A Skinful of Shadows - Frances Hardinge

The Burnout Town of Miracles - Roy Jacobsen

The Botanist’s Daughter - Kayte Nunn

The Wild Girl - Kate Forsyth

The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco

Baudolino - Umberto Eco

historical non-fiction

Botanical Shakespeare - Sumie Hasegawa Collins & Gerit Quealy

Imagine a Forest - Dinara Mirtalipova

Medieval Bodies - Jack Hartnell

classic literature

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Villette - Charlotte Bronte

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte

Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

Tess of the d’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

Swann’s Way - Marcel Proust

fairy tales

Grimm’s Fairy Tales - Grimm Brothers

Best Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Anderson

The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brother’s Grimm - Wilhelm & Jacob Grimm

A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales - Varoius

Classic Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen

Aesop’s Illustrated Fables - Aesop

Fairy Tales of Herman Hesse - Herman Hesse

Fairy Tales from Around the World - Andrew Lang

The Snow Queen and Other Winter Tales - Hans Christian Andersen

Tales of Norse Mythology - Helen A. Guerber

Russian Fairy Tales - Alexander Afanasyev


Primary Sources


The Mabinogion - Gwyn & Thomas Jones

The Black Book of Carmarthen - Meirion Pennar

The Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters - John O’Donovan

The Text of the Book of Aneirin - Aneirin

The Book of Taliesin - John Gwenogvryn Evans

The Red Book of Hergest - John Gwenogvryn Evans


Lebor Gabala Erenn Vol. 1 - Robert Macalister

Lebor Gabala Erenn Vol. 2 - Robert Macalister

Lebor Gabala Erenn Vol. 3 - Robert Macalister

Lebor Gabala Erenn Vol. 4 - Robert Macalister

Lebor Gabala Erenn Vol. 5 - Robert Macalister

Temair Breg - Robert Macalister


The Lais of Marie de France - Glyn S. Burgess

Anecdota Oxoniensia (The Leyden Manuscript) - Al-Ma'arri

Ancient Briton

History of the Britons - Nennius


Tristan and Iseult - Joseph Beider

The Prophecy of Ambrosius Merlin concerning the Seven Kings - Professor Thomas Heywood

Secondary Sources

Flower Fairies of Autumn - Cecily Mary Barker

Flower Fairies of Winter - Cecily Mary Barker