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

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The classic folk tales of Scotland were passed down from storyteller to storyteller, and from the first sentence they were designed to hold the attention of the listener or reader 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 mingle and are miraculously transformed. The Montgomeries, distinguished folklorists, gathered traditional stories from all parts of Scotland. Their collection, first published in 1956, became a classic of the storytelling tradition, with the stories retold in a simple, dramatic style, appealing to adult and child alike. Now republished by Birlinn Ltd 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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William Montgomerie and wife Norah Montgomerie collected a large and unique library of books, tapes and recordings of traditional Scottish rhymes, tales and games. They edited two collections of nursery rhymes, Scottish Nursery Rhymes and Sandy Candy. Norah edited and compiled three story books for parents with young children. They lived in Edinburgh.

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It is the perfect gift-for children, for parents wishing to pass on the riches of the Scots tradition to their children, and for overseas relatives and friends. Norah Montgomerie's illustrations have not been seen since the 1956 edition. 'With charming illustrations by Norah Montgomerie, this book makes a welcome change from the Brothers Grimm.' - Dumfries & Galloway Standard

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