Osprey Books' Myths & Legends at Forbidden Planet

at our London Megastore

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing to celebrate the arrival of the new MYTHS AND LEGENDS SERIES FROM OSPREY BOOKS. Come and meet authors at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London SE1 0UP on Saturday 23rd March from 4 – 5pm!

Osprey’s beautiful new Myths and Legends series seeks to recapture the joy and fascination that we all felt as children when we first discovered these great stories, and to present them for a slightly older, more discerning audience. Each book in the series includes a retelling of the classic myth or legend in a straightforward, but exciting, narrative style, and also an analysis of the story, explaining its place in history, its development and modification over time and its enduring legacy. All the information is backed by illustrations, both newly commissioned artwork plates and the traditional artworks that have helped keep these stories alive over the centuries.

Come and meet Joseph McCullough and Neil Smith, authors of the first two books in the series, Dragonslayers: From Beowulf to Saint George and Jason and the Argonauts!

Joseph A McCullough is the author of several non-fiction books including A Pocket History of Ireland and Osprey’s Zombies: A Hunter’s Guide. He also co-wrote The Grey Mountains, a supplement for the Middle-Earth Role-Playing game.

Neil Smith is a freelance writer who has an undergraduate degree in Classics and Medieval History, and a Master’s Degree and PhD in History.