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Encyclopedia > Welleran Poltarnees

Welleran Poltarnees is the pen name of an author who is best known for their numerous "blessing books" that employ turn-of-the-century artwork. This pen name is based on two of Lord Dunsany's most famous stories: The Sword of Welleran and Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean. A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ... Fin de siècle is French for End of the Century. The term turn-of-the-century is sometimes used as a synonym, but is more neutral (lacking some or most of the connotations described below), and can include the first years of a new century. ... Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. ...

Selected bibliography

  • The Baby Blessing
  • The Kindness Book
  • A Christmas Blessing (1996)
  • A Blessing Of Healing And Strength
  • A Book for My Father
  • Sharing the Pleasures of Reading
  • An Irish Blessing for the Home (2005)
  • In Praise of Sailing (2004)
  • A Book of Unicorns (1978) (which includes many illustrators including Mercer Mayer).
  • The Happy Book
  • A Blessing of Music
  • A Birthday Blessing
  • Optimism



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