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by Anthony Nanson

Author: Anthony Nanson
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: The History Press (April 13, 2012)
Pages: 192 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.6
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Northumberland Folk Tales (Folk Tales: United Kingdom). Gloucestershire Folk Tales', like the other books in this series, is a collection of thirty folk tales, from a county that - as the author writes in the introduction - can claim to be the "heart of Britain's history"

Northumberland Folk Tales (Folk Tales: United Kingdom). Gloucestershire Folk Tales', like the other books in this series, is a collection of thirty folk tales, from a county that - as the author writes in the introduction - can claim to be the "heart of Britain's history". It definitely is a county with a rich tradition of folklore. I particularly enjoyed the great variety of topics and genres of the tales: from the legend of martyred king ('St. Kenelm of Mercia') to the devil visiting Gloucestershire, ghost stories (.

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Gloucestershire's stories go back to the days of Sabrina, spirit of the Severn, and the Nine Hags of Gloucester. Tales tell of sky-ships over Bristol, the silk-caped wraith of Dover's Hill, snow foresters on the Cotswolds, and Cirencester's dark-age drama of snake and nipple. They uncover the tragic secrets of Berkeley Castle and the Gaunts' Chapel, a lonely ghost haunting an ancient inn, and beasts in the Forest of Dean. From the intrigue and romance of town and abbey to the faery magic of the wild, here are thirty of the county's.

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Gloucestershire Folk Tales - Anthony Nanson. Although Gloucestershire has fewer well-shaped folk narratives than some counties, it is blessed with very many local legends that offer at least the potential for a good story. I was so spoilt for choice that I agonised over which stories to include. I’ve tried to provide a good spread of location, period and genre, and I’ve given priority to stories with a strong imaginative element as opposed to ones that are essentially a matter of recorded history.

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Gloucestershire Folk Tales. Tales tell of sky-ships over Bristol, the silk-caped wraith of Dover’s Hill, snow foresters on the Cotswolds, and Cirencester’s dark-age drama of snake and nipple

Gloucestershire Folk Tales. Published: 19-03-2012. Tales tell of sky-ships over Bristol, the silk-caped wraith of Dover’s Hill, snow foresters on the Cotswolds, and Cirencester’s dark-age drama of snake and nipple. They uncover the tragic secrets of Berkeley Castle and the Gaunts’ Chapel, a lonely ghost haunting an ancient inn, and beasts in the Forest of Dean. From the intrigue and romance of town and abbey to the faery magic of the wild, here are thirty of the county’s most enchanting tales, brought imaginatively to life by a dynamic local storyteller.

Fairy Tale & Folk Tale Books. Myth & Legends Books. Regional Folklore Books. As a relatively young country, the United States of America hasn’t had the same amount of time as older civilizations to develop, standardize, and compile compendiums of folktales arising from grassroots myths and legends. However, the ones that have cropped up over the last few centuries show remarkable popularity and staying power.

North American folk tales include myths and stories from the . and Canada. North American Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Fables. Then Fox untied the bag, and let Rabbit out and got into the bag himself. Read tales from Sioux writer, Zitkala-Ša, Carl Sandburg's collection and more. Illustration by Marcia Lane Foster from Canadian Fairy Tales by Cyrus MacMillan, published 1922. Read North American folk tales from the . and Canada by Carl Sandburg, Charles Skinner, Zitkala-Ša and others. View full list of North American folk tales.

World Tales, subtitled "The Extraordinary Coincidence of Stories Told in All Times, in All Places" is a book of 65 folk tales collected by Idries Shah from around the world, mostly from literary sources. Some of the tales are very current, others are less well known. Each story is preceded by a short introduction by the author, giving a brief history of the tale's literary mutations, or remarking on the strange similarities that versions exhibit across great geographical or historical distances

From the intrigue and romance of the town and abbey, to the fairy magic of the wild, here are 30 of Gloucestershire's most enchanting tales, brought imaginatively to life by a dynamic local storyteller.