King Arthur’s Wood available again after 109 years

The Arthurian fairy tale “King Arthur’s Wood” was written and illustrated by renowned Newlyn artist Elizabeth Stanhope Forbes and published 109 years ago, in 1904. Only 350 copies of this beautiful book were ever printed. In recent decades it has been much sought-after by collectors, especially those interested in art and the Newlyn School. Today, an interactive version of the book has been created, available exclusively on the iBookstore.

King Arthur's Wood front cover

Front cover of the original King Arthur’s Wood printed in 1904.

The story is both gripping and charming in equal measure, a tale that we felt really deserved to be enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike once again.

When Myles found out that the woods that he could see in the distance from his new home were called “King Arthur’s Wood”, he simply had to explore them. Filled with curiosity he ventured through the trees and discovered a dark cave where he found a book, which he took back home. Myles is visited by the Brown Spirit of the Woodlands who had come to take the book back – it was owned by none other than Merlin himself. Myles finds himself pulled into a magical world of Arthurian mystery and adventure.

This wonderful Arthurian fairy tale has been carefully digitised, and converted into an interactive book so that children young and old may enjoy this magical story once again.

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The interactive book contains scanned pages to preserve the original layout and typeface. Smaller illustrations can be tapped to view full screen, and there is an extra, interactive, gallery of illustrations at the end of the book for you to explore and enjoy.

A free sample chapter is available for download through iBooks on your device. Just open the iBooks app and search for King Arthur’s Wood.

Proceeds from the sale of King Arthur’s Wood go towards supporting the work of the Hypatia Trust.

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