Folk Tales of Scotland, The: The Well at the World’s End and Other Stories

Norah Montgomerie, William Montgomerie

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Birlinn General

Published: 25th Mar '08


Presents stories which are drawn from traditions in various parts of Scotland from Islay to Inveraray and Orkney to the Lowlands.

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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.

Additional information

Weight 0.378 kg
Dimensions 25 × 145 × 220 mm
Page Count 272