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The Celtic belief that by recording a story the spirit of the story and its teller would die, has meant that generations worth of stories of have been lost. Celtic Sea Stories brings together myths and legends from the past, which the author has collected throughout his lifetime, along with others written specifically for the collection, to provide an enchanting vision of Scottish life by the sea. From kings and fairies to mermaids and witches every tale explores a different aspect of a forgotten way of life. Before schools and television storytelling was the only way to entertain, impart wisdom and explain the inexplicable. "Celtic Sea Stories" allows readers to share in the storytelling experience again and again, while learning about Scottish history and culture.
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George W. Macpherson is from Skye and has collected traditional stories from the age of three. He has become one the best known traditional storytellers in Scotland. He has been previously published in several magazines and has appeared on TV and radio in the UK (BBC, STV, BSkyB), Australia, Germany (GDR), US History Channel, Japanese television, and has performed and lectured for many prestigious venues and institutions, including: Yale University and the Edinburgh Festival (first ever Scottish storyteller). In 1997/8 he provided the story that opened the Commonwealth Heads of State Convention in Edinburgh. He also appears at the Skye Storytelling Festival and is an annual participant in the Edinburgh Storytelling Festival.Review:
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