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Description - The Folk Tales of Scotland by William Montgomerie

The classic folk tales of Scotland were passed down from storyteller to storyteller, and from the first sentence they were designed to hold the attention of the listener or reader as though a spell had been cast over them, transporting them to a magical realm where mermaids and men, selkies and sailors, ogres and princesses mingle and are miraculously transformed. The Montgomeries, distinguished folklorists, gathered traditional stories from all parts of Scotland. Their collection, first published in 1956, became a classic of the storytelling tradition, with the stories retold in a simple, dramatic style, appealing to adult and child alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841586946
ISBN-10: 1841586943
Format: Hardback
(220mm x 145mm x 25mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Montgomerie

Poet William Montgomerie and his wife Norah, who lived in Edinburgh, collected a large and unique library of books, tapes and recordings of traditional Scottish rhymes, tales and games. They edited two collections of nursery rhymes, Scottish Nursery Rhymes and Sandy Candy, and Norah Montgomerie edited and compiled three story books for parents with young children. They are survived by a daughter who lives in Australia.

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