If you’re a child of the late–’70s or early ’80s, the sight of any of the books in the World of the Unknown range will probably give you a Proustian rush. Published by Usborne, these slim, gloriously illustrated volumes were a kid-friendly introduction to all things Fortean.
In the last couple of years, Usborne have been reissuing them, with new introductions by famous fans, and a third book is now available. It looks at mythical and legendary creatures (dragons, the Minotaur, the Kraken etc) and delves into mysteries such as whether the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness Monster really exist. The reissue comes with a new introduction by comedian/writer Robin Ince.
Sure to delight nostalgic fortysomethings or kids of around the age of 10, The World of the Unknown: Monsters (opens in new tab)is available to buy now (RRP £7.99). Thanks to Usborne we have 10 copies to give away. To put your name in the hat for the chance to win one, simply answer the question below.