Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book eBook ð Ladybird

Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book Part of the ALL NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES This accessible illustrated guide is a great introduction to the story, its origins and its enduring legacy BBC HISTORY Which is terrifying a monster or its mother Why did Berserkers run naked into battle How was the story of Beowulf almost lost forever PLUNGE into the adventures of Beowulf, the th Century hero who defeated the monster Grendel, became king of his people, and slayed a tremendous dragon Surviving in a single, burnt manuscript, Beowulf continues to entrance readers and inspire major works of fantasy todayWARRIORS MONSTERS DRAGONS GOLDJanina Ramirez s Beowulf is an accessible and authoritative guide to the spellbinding world and daring feats of a poem remembered through the centuries


About the Author: Janina Ramírez

Janina Sara Mar a Ram rez n e Maleczek 7 July 1980 , sometimes credited as Nina Ram rez, is a British art and cultural historian and TV presenter, based in Woodstock, Oxfordshire She specialises in interpreting symbols and examining works of art, within their own historical context.Ram rez went to school in Slough She gained a degree in English literature, specialising in Old and Middle English, from St Anne s College, Oxford, before completing her postgraduate studies at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York She completed an art literature PhD on the symbolism of birds, which led to a lectureship in York s Art History Department, followed by lecturing posts at the University of Winchester, University of Warwick, and University of Oxford.Ram rez is currently the course director on the Certificate in History of Art at Oxford University s Department for Continuing Education.



10 thoughts on “Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book

  1. says:

    Quite interesting think I ll dig out the 2007 adaptationGreat end To read Beowulf is to touch the world of our ancient ancestors, to try to understand where Englandcame from, and to discover a period in history that formed our nation, our identity and the next centuries of our history It is the starting point for under


  2. says:

    t w s god gediht Really interesting to have alongside my Beowulf translation the notes in that are so academic that in places they loose me The Ladybird format made it feel like a book from my childhood, and the illustrations are spot on I will be refering back to Dr Ramirez s book often.


  3. says:

    Love the way this is set out, a very easy, quick and digestible read Was hoping for a bitabout the storyline before I read the poem but to be fair, it never claimed to be a summary of the plot.


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