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Dee Dee Chainey

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With a love of the Ladybird fairy tales series, and the stories told to her about the trees and rocks of the forests, Dee Dee's interest in folklore began at an early age. She soon developed a passion for answering the question of who we were, as a species, before we became who we are today, and how our landscapes and our stories shape us. Beginning this journey by starting a degree in theology – focusing on our earliest myths and beliefs in the ancient world, and studying some in their original languages of Latin, theological Greek and ancient Hebrew – she soon realised that she wanted to dig even deeper. She went on to study archaeology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, looking at how people construct their identities, and how ...more

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A dark, gripping tale, filled with folklore, and heavy with atmosphere. Excellent -- I couldn't help but read well into the night. Heartily recommend!
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The Book Vipers: Magic Square Booklists 64 99 Jan 02, 2019 03:59AM  
Margery Williams Bianco
“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'

'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'

'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
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