The classic folk tales of Scotland were passed down from storyteller to storyteller, and from the first sentence they held the attention of the listeners and readers 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 all mingle and are miraculously transformed. First published in 1956, the Montgomeries, distinguished folklorists, gathered these captivating stories from all parts of Scotland. This collection became a classic of the storytelling tradition retold in a simple, dramatic style, appealing to adult and child alike. Now published by Birlinn Limited in a handsome gift edition and illustrated with Norah Montgomerie's own original drawings, it is a book to be treasured for years as the key to an enchanted, timeless world.Biographie de l'auteur :
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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Description du livre MERCAT PRESS, 2005. État : Very Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP80073771
Description du livre Orbis 1984-01-01, 1984. Paperback. État : Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. N° de réf. du libraire 9781841830902-21