Amy Jeffs "Storyland"
I'm not sure what I think about this, and it's had varied responses here. There are 30 stories that rework mythic tales of the British Isles, each accompanied by commentary on the historical sources and an illustration by the author. The author writes well, the book is well-presented and looks a great read. I like the illustrations. One aspect that works well is that the stories are usually told from a woman's perspective.
But.... I found it difficult to get into, the stories were, for me, usually too short or too reworked. I read a story a day, and this may have meant it took time to build continuity. It may be that with time it will grow on me, but at the moment I see it as one of those well-packaged books that looks ideal for birthday or Christmas presents, but never gets read beyond a few pages. I think the author's a good writer and has the potential to write something really good, but she has yet to do that.