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Meaningful Short Stories, Wise Old Tales, Beautiful Poems,
Inspiring Quotes, Wise Sayings, Quick & Easy Recipes,
Potent Potions, Insightful Satire and more ...

All beautifully illustrated, all to read & enjoy online

Reading isn't a hiding place nor is it merely a distraction.
Reading is a finding place...

Richly Illustrated Tales, Nursery Rhymes & Lullabies
for young & old
To a child stories give role models and possible worlds.
To an adult they give insights into the experiences of others,
expanding his or her consciousness.

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Beautifully illustrated
Entertaining, Wise & Meaningful

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A short tale about a young man wanting to become a knight
The hero, who has to fight epic battles against his evil enemies and overcome dangerous and difficult obstacles to reach his goal, is one of the most popular themes in history. There are numerous fairytales, legends, myths, scriptures, novels, movies and games featuring a hero or heroine and their brave battles.

But who are these heroes and their evil enemies? Where do their supernatural strength and magical weapons come from? Where are these battlefields that have seen so many glorious victories?
And why do these stories have such a strong appeal?

Forget for a moment your daily chores and worries and step into the world of the White Knights.
For is there not, while we are busy leading our normal daily lives, somewhere deep inside of us that slumbering yearning to do something really courageous, something really important ourselves?

Just like the birds desire to fly south for winter, that deep-rooted longing is there for a reason. Although often misunderstood, it tries to remind us of an all-important mission. It tries to remind us of a mission that the bards of days long gone by called the mission of the white knights.
Arise, White Knight, Arise
like a flame of fire
that burns away the darkness!
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Recipes, Tales & Tips from a Greenhorn

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Book of Tales' Satirical Magazine
A little comedy & insight
"I seriously believe that you will retard the course of civilisation in Ireland by preventing Irish people from having a good look at themselves in my nicely polished looking glass."
The Irish novelist James Joyce trying to persuade a publisher to take on
his now well-known novel 'Dubliners'

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Secrets, Mysteries & Treasures
Old & New

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Followed by 'The Shadows of Time'

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The sage's recipes for a happy life

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Poetry at Death's Door

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The Old Hat  >>
Just before you go

Full Contents Pages  >>


"Where are you rushing to?" said the Tree to the River,
"you are always in such a hurry."
"I have many stories, really important stories Tree.
I have got to get them to the sea as quickly as possible."
"And is the wind going to help you?" said the Tree.
"Sometimes," said the River, "but the wind can be friend and foe,
it is I alone am the storyteller."
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