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The Folk Tales of Scotland: The Well at the World's End and Other Stories
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William Montgomerie Norah Montgomerie
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The Folk Tales of Scotland: The Well at the World's End and Other Stories

William Montgomerie Norah Montgomerie


9781841586946

Birlinn Ltd


Myth & legend told as fiction;
Short stories;
Religion & beliefs


Hardback

272 pages

$29.99
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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.

By:   William Montgomerie
Illustrated by:   Norah Montgomerie
Imprint:   Birlinn Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   378g
ISBN:   9781841586946
ISBN 10:   1841586943
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   April 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.


'Buy it for all the children in your life - and the adults too! Well done Birlinn for making it available again' * Facts & Fiction Storytelling Magazine * 'With charming illustrations by Norah Montgomerie, this book makes a welcome change from the Brothers Grimm' * Dumfries & Galloway Standard * 'Norah and William Montgomerie had performed a magical transformation of their own by draping fairy tales in tartan... the new version of this old classic looks good and reads even better' * The Herald *

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