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.