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  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781405935951
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 56

Beowulf

A Ladybird Expert Book




An accessible and authoritative introduction to Beowulf for adult readers

Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES

- Which is more 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 6th 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 today.

WARRIORS. MONSTERS. DRAGONS. GOLD.

Janina Ramirez's Beowulf is an accessible and authoritative guide to the spellbinding world and daring feats of a poem remembered through the centuries.

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781405935951
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 56

About the author

Janina Ramirez

Dr Janina Ramirez is an Oxford lecturer, BBC broadcaster, researcher and author. Janina is the course director for the Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma in History of Art at the University of Oxford. She presents her ideas widely at conferences, public speaking and outreach events, and publishes her research in journals and magazines. She has presented and written over six BBC history documentaries and series, is a regular guest on the new BBC Four series ‘Quizeum’ and is currently working on a number of projects including a three-part series for Radio 4. She lives in Oxfordshire with her young family.

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