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Popped into town today and managed to pick up three books that caught my eye! I absolutely love books based on folk tales, ghost stories and fairy tales, so I generally look for these and the older the better in my opinion.

The first book I found was The Seventh Ghost Book. Regrettably, it was missing its dust jacket, but at £1 it was still a bargain! Originally published in 1971, this book holds a collection of spectral short stories by various authors, with the introduction by Rosemary Timperley. A quick google search shows there are other anthologies in the series, so I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for any further finds!

The next book I found was A Pocketful of Stories by Lilian McCrea, all for the paltry sum of 50p! Published in 1959, this book is a collection of short stories about animals, angels, fairies and witches, as the spine states. It has some lovely illustrations inside and came complete with its colourful dust jacket.

Lastly, and a bit different from my other choices, I picked up The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. A far more recent book first published in 2012. Something about it just caught my attention and as soon as I read that the story takes inspiration from a Russian fairy tale – I was sold! Afterall, you can’t go wrong for £1.

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