William Morris ( 1834 - 1896) was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant role in propagating the early socialist movement in Britain. -Wikipedia
The Water of the Wondrous Islesby William Morris
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Read this one many years ago in old paperback. I had to get a decent hardback to do it justice, and wonderful to read again so many years later. Do check out this and other wonderful William Morris stories.