Brighton Storyteller Abbie Palache-Simmonds' website of re-told folktales, essays and musings on the need for myth and rewilding. 

Abbie's stories for children can be found each month in Eco Kids Planet magazine! Get your copy here:

An incredibly useful website, Dr Alishman has researched and grouped hundreds of folktales and wondertales according to Aarne-Thompson classifications.

Some good people have typed many out-of-print rare (and sometimes bizarre) books on mythology, folklore and the esoteric. An enormous archive, but can be tough to navigate.

So it's a bit more specific - but we all need a good story about a tree once in a while!


Fearless Girls, Wise Women and Beloved Sisters by Kathleen Ragan

A lovely collection for those of you fed up with reading about princesses getting rescued.

The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland

The best translation and amalgamation of the Prose and Poetic Edda... in our opinion anyway!

The Storyteller's Way by Ashley Ramsden and Sue Hollingsworth

A wonderful, practical workbook of the techniques developed by Ashley and Sue at the School of Storytelling over the last 20 years.

Branch from the Lightning Tree by Martin Shaw

A book about how myth and initiation walk hand in hand. Dr Martin Shaw is a wild and piratical addition to the master storytellers of the UK - check out his blog here

Wisdom of the Mythtellers by Sean Kane

An amazing book for anyone interested in mythtelling, philosophy, ecology and the environment.