The People of the Sea : Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk, Paperback Book

The People of the Sea : Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk Paperback

Part of the The Canons series


David Thomson visited the remote sea coasts of the Scottish Isles and the West of Ireland on journeys in search of the legends of the selchies - mythological creatures who transform from seals into humans.

A magical world emerged, in which men are rescued by seals in stormy seas, take seal-women for their wives and have their children suckled by seal-mothers.

Mysterious and fascinating, these stories retain their spell-binding charm through Thomson's beautiful prose.

The People of the Sea is a timeless and haunting book, rich in rewards and surprises.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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  • Category: Myth & legend told as fiction
  • ISBN: 9780857861856

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