Do you enjoy the fantasy genre or are you looking to expand your reading world? Join Bexley Public Library for our monthly book discussion focused on fantasy literature. We will meet in the library board room on the 2nd floor...and refreshments will be provided.
February's tome: The King of Elfland's Daughter
"I hope that no suggestion of any strange land that may be conveyed by the title will scare readers away from this book; for, though some chapters do indeed tell of Elfland, in the greater part of them there is no more to be shown than the face of the fields we know, and ordinary English woods and a common village and valley, a good twenty or twenty-five miles from the border of Elfland."
Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than ninety books of his work were published in his lifetime, and both original work and compilations have continued to appear. His fantasy writing had a major influence on later authors, including J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and David Eddings.