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Scottish Borders Folk Tales

Scottish Borders Folk Tales

Author: James P. Spence

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 0750961384

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Page: 192

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This lively and entertaining collection of folk tales from the Scottish Borders is rich in stories both tall and true, ancient and recent, dark and funny, fantastical and powerful. Here you will find the Lochmaben Harper, Tam Linn, Thomas the Rhymer, Muckle Mou’d Meg and Michael Scott the wizard. These well-loved and magical stories – some appearing in print here for the first time – are retold in an engaging style, shaped by James Spence’s many years of storytelling.Richly illustrated and enlivened by the rhythmic Scots language of the region, these enchanting tales are sure to be enjoyed and shared time and again.

Scottish Borders Folk Tales

Scottish Borders Folk Tales

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Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750965736

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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This lively and entertaining collection of folk tales from the Scottish Borders is rich in stories both tall and true, ancient and recent, dark and funny, fantastical and powerful. Here you will find the Lochmaben Harper, Tam Linn, Thomas the Rhymer, Muckle Mou’d Meg and Michael Scott the wizard. These well-loved and magical stories – some appearing in print here for the first time – are retold in an engaging style, shaped by James Spence’s many years of storytelling. Richly illustrated and enlivened by the rhythmic Scots language of the region, these enchanting tales are sure to be enjoyed and shared time and again.

The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales

The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales

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Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750992879

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Scotland in one special volume. Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers. From the Spaeman’s peculiar advice and a laird who is transformed into a frog, to a fugitive hiding in a dark cave and the stoor worm battling with Assipattle, this book celebrates the distinct character of Scotland's different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a well-told story.

Lanarkshire Folk Tales

Lanarkshire Folk Tales

Author: Allison Galbraith

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750996952

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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From a cantankerous brownie in Dolphinton to the vampire with iron teeth who terrorised Glasgow, this collection of tales spans fourteen centuries of Lanarkshire's history and happenings. Here you will find the legends of William Wallace's love and loss in Lanark and Saint Mungo's bitter feud with the Pagan hierarchy and Druids, alongside totemic animals, unique Scottish flora and fauna, warlocks, herb-wives and elfin trickery. Allison Galbraith combines storytelling expertise with two decades of folklore research to present this beguiling collection of Lanarkshire stories, suitable for adults and older children.

Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan

Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan

Author: Gordon Jarvie

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141900209

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Mystery and excitement abound in this lively collection of fairy tales, folklore and legends, which celebrate Scotland's enormously rich oral tradition and offers a carefully chosen combination of old favourites such as Tam Lin, Thomas Rymer and Adam Bell, as well as more modern stories by master story-tellers like Andrew Lang, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and John Buchan.

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

Author: George Douglas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486411400

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Brownies, kelpies, mermen, trolls, and other supernatural creatures magically appear in a series of delightful tales to assist, annoy, and otherwise meddle in the lives of simple Scottish country folk.

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Oxford Companions

ISBN: 9780199689828

Category: Reference

Page: 757

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This Oxford companion provides an authoritative reference source for fairy tales, exploring the tales themselves, both ancient and modern, the writers who wrote and reworked them and related topics such as film, art, opera and even advertising.

Dancing with Trees

Dancing with Trees

Author: Allison Galbraith

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750982849

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The oral storytelling traditions of the British Isles have connected people to the land and to their plant and animal neighbours for centuries. This collection brings together story wisdom from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland that speaks to the heart of humanity’s relationship with nature. Whether it’s traditional stories about native birds and animals or tales of living in harmony with the landscapes we call home, there’s something here for everyone who believes that a more beautiful world is within our reach. Richly illustrated with thirty original drawings, these enchanting tales will appeal to everyone interested in nature and in environmental conservation and will be enjoyed by readers, storytellers and listeners time and again.

A Study of Fairy Tales

A Study of Fairy Tales

Author: Laura Fry Kready

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066243821

Category: History

Page: 289

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"A Study of Fairy Tales" by Laura Fry Kready. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Forest Folk Tales for Children

Forest Folk Tales for Children

Author: Tom Phillips

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750991827

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Nestled within our green and pleasant land lies pockets of emerald trees. Their roots search deep into the ground and the branches reach high towards the sun. For centuries some of these have stood watching and listening to the human creatures living among them, hearing their stories and remembering. What mysteries could these woodlands tell if the trees could speak? Stories of brave deeds and foolish, star-crossed lovers, of monsters, giants and witches, hobs and kings. Discover the secrets of our forests in this engaging collection of folk tales.