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A Fistful of Pearls and Other Tales from Iraq (Folktales from Around the World)

ISBN: 9781845076412
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Number of pages: 96
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Secret serpents, devilish demons, mysterious magicians - the folk tales of Iraq teem with otherworldly creatures, magic and earthy humour. Award-winning novelist Elizabeth Laird has gathered together the very best Iraqi stories during her time in the Middle East - stories ranging from thieving porcupines who get their come-uppance to the hilarious tale of the chaos caused by a handsome stranger who knocks at a house inside which lurks a marriageable daughter. Meticulously researched and elegantly retold, the stories reveal the true, traditional heart of Iraq, far removed from today's news headlines.

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