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ISBN: 9780141442266 - Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan
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Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan

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Gordon Jarvie

ISBN: 9780141442266
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics


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A nation rich in superstitions and storytellers, Scotland has an abundant tradition of folk and fairy tales, and this collection provides an insight into the curses, blessings and creatures - both widely recognisable and peculiarly Scottish - that populate it. It includes the great Scottish writers and collectors of fables, from Robert Burns' super-natural masterpiece 'Tam o' Shanter' in which a farmer interrupts a midnight dance of witches…

 

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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 favorites 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.
 
 

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