King Arthur's Wood
A Fairy Story
Elizabeth Stanhope Forbes
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King Arthur’s Wood: a fairy story, and with it the tale retold of Sir Gareth of Orkney and ye Ladye of ye Castle Perilous.
"Once there was a little old house that stood on the side of a hill. For many a long day its curtainless windows, like blank unwinking eyes, had watched the road skirting the moorland below."
When Myles found out that the woods that he could see in the distance from his new home were called “King Arthur’s Wood”, he simply had to explore them. Filled with curiosity he ventured through the trees and discovered a dark cave where he found a book, which he took back home. That night, Myles is visited by the Brown Spirit of the Woodlands who had come to take the book back – it was owned by none other than Merlin himself. Myles finds himself pulled into a magical world of Arthurian mystery and adventure..
This mythical fairy tale was written and illustrated by Elizabeth Stanhope Forbes for her son in 1904. Only 350 copies of the book were ever produced, and this is the first time the book has been available since. This interactive book makes this wonderful story from the golden age of fairy tales available again so that it may be enjoyed by children and adults alike once more.
It includes beautiful watercolour and charcoal illustrations by the author, herself a well-known artist from the famous Newlyn School in Cornwall.
The original typeface and most of the original layout have been retained to allow this electronic version to remain as faithful to the original as possible. The smaller illustrations can be tapped to view full-screen, and there is a gallery at the end of the book.