The Folk Tales of Scotland

The Well at the World's End and Other Stories

By William Montgomerie

Illustrator: Norah Montgomerie

Format: Multiple Formats

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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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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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.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 25 Mar 2008
SKU 9781841586946-grouped
Number of Pages 272

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'With charming illustrations by Norah Montgomerie, this book makes a welcome change from the Brothers Grimm'

'Buy it for all the children in your life - and the adults too! Well done Birlinn for making it available again'

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