Travel Light (Virago Modern Classics)

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9780140161748: Travel Light (Virago Modern Classics)

Halla, a king's daughter cast out by her evil stepmother, is raised by bears and dragons, and meets the Wanderer, a mysterious figure who sends her on a long journey.

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Travel Light is the second title in the Peapod Classics reprint line. Peapod Classics is a new, handy-sized, occasional series from Small Beer Press. These are books we love so much -- books we missed being able to find in our favorite book shops -- that we had to bring them back into print. Each Peapod Classics title features a cover illustration by rising comics artist Kevin Huizenga.

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Praise for Naomi Mitchison:

"No one knows better how to spin a fairy tale than Naomi Mitchison." -- The Observer

"Mitchison breathes life into such perennial themes as courage, forgiveness, the search for meaning, and self-sacrifice." --Publishers Weekly

"She writes enviably, with the kind of casual precision which ... comes by grace." -- Times Literary Supplement

"One of the great subversive thinkers and peaceable transgressors of the twentieth century.... We are just catching up to this wise, complex, lucid mind that has for ninety-seven years been a generation or two ahead of her time." -- Ursula K. Le Guin, author of Gifts

"Her descriptions of ritual and magic are superb; no less lovely are her accounts of simple, natural things -- water-crowfoot flowers, marigolds, and bright-spotted fish. To read her is like looking down into deep warm water, through which the smallest pebble and the most radiant weed shine and are seen most clearly; for her writing is very intimate, almost as a diary, or an autobiography is intimate, and yet it is free from all pose, all straining after effect; she is telling a story so that all may understand, yet it has the still profundity of a nursery rhyme. -- Hugh Gordon Proteus, New Statesman and Nation

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Published by Penguin Books (1987)
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