Ledia Runnels' "World of Fantasy Fiction"

{March 9, 2012}   The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Margaret Hamilton as the Witch in the 1939 fil...

Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West

I grew up loving and hating the Wicked Witch of the West, played masterfully by Margaret Hamilton, from the movie version of The Wizard of Oz. Below find the classic book  (in full) by author L. Frank  Baum that started it all!

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/L_Frank_Baum/The_Wonderful_Wizard_of_Oz/

Cover of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oxf...

Cover via Amazon

The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderfu...

Wicked Witch of the West from the L. Frank Baum book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


orples says:

Good Morning, Ledia,

I just wanted to inform you of what an inspiration you are. Being such, you’ve been elected for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. I hope you will collect, and post it on your own site when time allows. Congratulations, and please … keep up the good work! 🙂 Marcy


Nice post, Ledia. I’ve just finished a pastiche of the Wizard of Oz Ledia, with a body, spirit and mind theme. Great film. Cheers.

LediaR says:

If you send me the link I would love to read your piece. And thank you for the wonderful comment. So glad you liked the post. This movie was my absolute favorite as a child.

Thanks Ledia. The link on Amazon.com is:

It will be free to download for Amazon Prime customers on April 1st/2nd and a few later dates. More details at:

The book is an edited, enlarged, linked and chronological version of my blog at: http://australiatraveller.wordpress.com/

It combines some serious writing and subjects, mixing fantasy and reality, with surreal Edward Lear literary nonsense style poetry and wacky South Parkish comedy; turning the norms of society upside down in Alice in Wonderland style.

Episodes were created from real place names in Oz (Australia), with the hero a werewolf, monotheists taking the place of the witches, and real people the travel companions. The Wizard of Oz theme runs through it, linking them, and other comedies and fantasies also enter the story.

There is a more detailed description on Amazon.

I just saw this article, which has some relevance to my book, and I thought would be of interest to you as well:

Have a nice day/weekend, Marc.

LediaR says:

I will check it out. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

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