Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Bauchans, Blue Men of the Minch, Black Dogs, Changelings, Gruagachs, Mermaids, Urisks, Vampires, Warlocks . . . these are only some of the strange creatures that haunt the folk tales and old beliefs of Scotland. Every locality—almost every hill, stream or loch—was once thought to be inhabited by supernatural beings that lived side by side with mankind and the visible world. In every part of Scotland, legends were told and songs were sung about things that only came out after dark, or which lured travelers to a dreadful fate by disguising themselves as harmless birds or dogs. The listeners would follow the stories with bated breath, and huddle closer together, closer to the safety of the fireside.
About the Author: Maurice Fleming has long been interested in the supernatural in Scotland. For many years now he has been collecting records of these weird creatures of ancient lore which lie scattered in forgotten books and histories or live on precariously in orally transmitted tales and traditional songs. Some of the beings he describes in this book, like Brownies and Changelings, used to be found throughout Scotland; others, like the Loch Awe Beast or the Biase na Srogaig (Skye Creature) were linked with a specific place. The stories he has collected here and retold for a modern readership are authoritative versions, supported by his wide knowledge of the subject and a careful scholarly approach. However, as readers of his earlier books of traditional tales will know, Maurice Fleming is above all a born storyteller. His evocation of the mysterious otherworld of woods and moors grips the reader's attention like a spell and makes the hair prickle on the scalp. He has written a magical and unforgettable guide to a world that has vanished forever—or has it . . . ? Fleming was the editor of The Scots Magazine for many years. In recent times, he has concentrated on freelance journalism and writing books. His earlier collections, The Ghost o' Mause and Other Tales and The Sidlaws: Tales, Traditions and Ballads, both from Mercat Press, have been popular and widely acclaimed. He lives in Blairgowrie.
Title: Not of This World: Creatures of the ...
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Mercat Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. A few small marks to page edges Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007712991
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001375779
Book Description Mercat Pr, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition.. 2004 Mercat Press first edition paperback; Very Good condition copy, ex-library, usual plate and stamps but appears unread; in removable protective plastic sleeve; UK dealer, immediate dispatch. Book. Bookseller Inventory # S1013
Book Description Mercat Press, 2002. 187pp. Soft covers. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 40188
Book Description Mercat Press, 2002. 187pp. Soft covers. New. Bookseller Inventory # 40187
Book Description Mercat Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. A near fine new trade paperback, carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland. Bookseller Inventory # 49915
Book Description Mercat Press, Scotland, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued. Alan McGowan (illustrator). First. Very good clean tight paperback book; no inscriptions etc. No d/w as issued. Stories of weird creatures of ancient lore which lie scattered in forgotten books and histories. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Supernatural. Bookseller Inventory # 012157
Book Description Mercat Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1841830402
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P011841830402
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021841830402