The Friends of English Magic

Magic seems to live at the heart of English identity, as much today as millennia ago if the hordes reading Harry Potter are any indication. But even if we assume, as most rational Guardian-reading folk no doubt will, that magic is nothing but hokum, poppycock and superstition, it’s interesting to ask why it has such a profound hold over our popular imagination.

Damien Walter

Here is a list of some books featuring magic and fantasy that focuses on England and Englishness in the Southfield Library catalog. The call number and author are listed with the book title. If you don’t see a copy available, contact a librarian to place an item on hold for you!

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Clarke, Susanna
Our Catalog
The Once and Future King
White, T. H.
Our Catalog
The Mists of Avalon
Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Our Catalog
The Fellowship the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Book 1)
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Our Catalog
Neverwhere
Gaiman, Neil
Our Catalog
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic Series, Book 1)
Schwab, V. E.
Our Catalog
The Eyre Affair (The Thursday Next Series, Book 1)
Fforde, Jasper
Our Catalog
A Discover of Witches (The All Souls Trilogy, Book 1)
Harkness, Deborah
Our Catalog
His Majesty's Dragon (The Temeraire Series, Book 1)
Novik, Naomi
Our Catalog
Sorcery & Cecelia: or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot (The Cecelia & Kate Series, Book 1)
Wrede, Patricia C.
Our Catalog
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)
Lewis, C. S.
Our Catalog
The Golden Compass (The His Dark Materials Series, Book 1)
Pullman, Philip
Our Catalog
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
Wooding, Chris
Our Catalog
The Merrybegot [Electronic Resource]
Hearn, Julie
Our Catalog
Witch's Business
Jones, Diana Wynne
Our Catalog
The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1)
Stroud, Jonathan
Our Catalog
The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest
Ed. Daltow, Ellen & Windling, Terri
Our Catalog
Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy
Ed. Anderson, Douglas A.
Our Catalog
A Bag of Moonshine (J 398.20942 Bag)
Garner, Alan
Our Catalog
Tales from the Mabinogion (J 398.20942 Tal)
Thomas, Gywn & Crossley-Holland, Kevin
Our Catalog
The Fairy Way of Writing (NonFic 820.915 Pas)
Pask, Kevin
Our Catalog
Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination (NonFic 942 Ack)
Ackroyd, Peter
Our Catalog
The Faerie Queene (NonFic 821.3 Spe)
Spenser, Edmund
Our Catalog
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