Midwinter Folk Tales (Folk Tales: United Kingdom) (Paperback)

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Traditional seasonal folk tales for the dark of winter

In this enchanting new book, one of England's most celebrated storytellers has gathered together traditional tales which have their roots in the deep cold and long, dark nights of midwinter. The collection includes tales acquired from more than 30 years studying and taking part in ancient seasonal customs, and discovering the folk tales intrinsically linked to those customs, such as the Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels (Devon), the Viking "Up Helly Aa" (Shetland), and the Haxey Hood Game (Lincolnshire). This is a book to curl up with in front of an open fire on long winter nights.

About the Author

Taffy Thomas gives around 300 storytelling performances a year, and was made an MBE in 2000  for services to storytelling and charity. More recently he was given the honorary position of first Storytelling Laureate.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780750955881
ISBN-10: 0750955880
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Folk Tales: United Kingdom