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Alan Temperley

Tales Of Galloway

(Illustrated)

Mainstream Digital

Date de publication : 2015-02-27



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In this collection of fifty-one tales from the land of galloway, Alan Temperley pays tribute to the great Scottish tradition of storytelling. The tales are wide-ranging: heros, ghosts and solway smugglers; witches, martyrs, mermaids and fairies; reivers, monsters and colourful rogues. Here are Billy Marshall, King of the tinklers; Sawney Bean, the murderous cannibal; young Robert the Brube on the run in the heather; Trost, last of the Picts, who kept the secret of heather ale; the legend of Mons Meg; Claverhouse and Lagg, persecutors of the Covenanters; the famous poterguist of Rerrick; and many more.

Simply told and unadorned, the stories bear the flavour of the region – mountain and forest, silver rivers and lochs, the wild Solway Firth, and some of the most beautiful rolling countryside in Britain. Originally these traditional tales – ranging from rustic comedy to horrific murder – were told in crofts and rural cottages. They grew naturally out of the rich past and the land and the lives of the people – wonderful stories. And they are still as alive today as when they were first told.
Pages
304
Collection
n.c
Parution
2015-02-27
Marque
Mainstream Digital
EAN papier
9781910948224
EAN EPUB
9781780578385

Informations sur l'ebook
Nombre pages copiables
30
Nombre pages imprimables
30
Taille du fichier
9482 Ko
Prix
10,99 €

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