Published by the Folio Society, London in 1996. The book is in like new condition with light blue decorative cloth and gilt lettering. The slipcase is also in excellent condition. There are black and white illustrations throughout the book illustrated by Charles E Brock.
Rewards and Fairies is a historical fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling published in 1910. The title comes from the poem "Farewell, Rewards and Fairies" by Richard Corbet, which was referred to by the children in the first story of Kipling's earlier book Puck of Pook's Hill. Rewards and Fairies, a followup to Puck, is set one year later, although it was published four years afterwards.
The book consists of a series of short stories set in historical times and a linking contemporary narrative about Dan and Una, two children living in the Weald of Sussex in the area of Kipling's own home, who encounter Puck. Another recurring character is Old Hobden, who represents the continuity of the inhabitants of the land. His ancestors sometimes appear in the stories and seem very much like him.
Each story is preceded and followed by a poem, one of which is If, often described as Britain's favorite poem. Other well known poems included in the book are Cold Iron and The Way through the Woods.
Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling
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