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The Penguin book of Norse myths: gods of the Vikings

The Penguin book of Norse myths: gods of the Vikings

Crossley-Holland, Kevin, author

Using his talents as a poet, translator and author, Kevin Crossley-Holland brings the Scandinavian myths alive, revealing a dynamic culture in which is reflected the Norseman's spirit and confidence, his ruthlessness, cruelty and generosity

Paperback, Book. English.
All formats and editions (2)
Published UK: Penguin Books, 2018
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Available at (CLO) Longridge.

  • (CLO) Longridge – One available in _ Lending Library 293.13/CRO

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30118136353632 _ Lending Library 293.13/CRO Adult Non Fiction Available
  • (NST) St Annes – Earliest copy due back 4th November

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30118137888750 _ Lending Library 293.13/CRO Adult Non Fiction Due back 4th November


Statement of responsibility: introduced and retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland
ISBN: 0241982073, 9780241982075
Note: Originally published: as The Norse myths. London: André Deutsch, 1980.
Physical Description: xli, 276 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Religion.; Mythology, Norse.
Uniform Title: Norse myths
Alternative Title: Norse myths

Author note

Kevin Crossley-Holland is an eminent poet, translator and prize-winning children's author. His translations of Old English poetry are brought together in The Anglo-Saxon World, and he has also translated The Exeter Book Riddles. Among his many publications are the Viking Sagas, eight volumes of poetry, various anthologies, including The Oxford Book of Travel Verse and Folk Tales of the British Isles, an illustrated book for children entitled Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki, as well as two operas, a play and a memoir. He was previously Gregory Fellow in Poetry at the University of Leeds, editorial director of Victor Gollancz, Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture for the Tufts University London program, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at St Olaf College and Endowed Chair in the Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of St Thomas. He is President of the School Library Association from 2012-2017, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and has received Honorary Doctorates from both Anglia Ruskin and Worcester Universities. He lives in Norfolk.