Tales of Britain Paperback / softback
by Jem Roberts
Paperback / softback
77 timeless tales from up and down the length of Great Britain - Wales, Scotland, Kernow, England and the Isles - have been retold for the 21st century by curious storyteller Brother Bernard, with a tourist guide to the real location of each folktale included.
This road atlas of myth and mischief allows us to visit famed heroes King Arthur, Merlin, Robin Hood, Lady Godiva, Macbeth, Dick Whittington and Jack, but also those who should be more celebrated, like Molly Whuppie, Bran the Blessed, Bladud, Taliesin and Tom Thumb. Since Britain became an island eight millennia ago, generations of immigrants have made their home here in Albion, creating their own stories, which have become part of the richly stocked treasury of British folklore.
Some are strange, some are sad, some are exciting, some are scary, many are silly, and at least two are totally daft.
Brother Bernard retells these restored tales with devotion to the ancient legends, but with a fresh eye and added anarchic vim to be enjoyed anew.
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