The Anthology of English Folk Tales

The Anthology of English Folk Tales

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This enchanting collection of stories gathers together folk tales from across England in one special volume. Drawn from The History Press' popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers performing in the country today, including prominent figures Taffy Thomas MBE, Hugh Lupton and Helen East. From hidden chapels and murderous vicars to travelling fiddlers and magical shape-shifters, this book celebrates the distinct character of England's different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a good yarn.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd edition
  • 075099004X
  • 9780750990042
  • 483,607

Table of contents

Cornwall: Tom the Tinner by Mike O'Connor
Dorset: William and the Bull by Tim Laycock
Gloucestershire: The Secret of the Gaunts’ Chapel by Anthony Nanson
Wiltshire: The Moonrakers by Kirsty Hartsiotis
Hampshire: The Wherwell Cockatrice by Michael O'Leary
Berkshire: The Cheviot Shepherd’s Charm by David England and Tina Bilbé
Oxfordshire: The White Hare by Kevin Manwaring
Sussex: The Lyminster Knucker by Michael O'Leary
Surrey: Mathew Trigg and the Pharisees by Janet Dowling
London: Wonderful Wife by Helen East
Herefordshire: The Little Tailor of Yarpole by David Phelps
Worcestershire: The Murderous Vicar of Broughton Hackett by David Phelps
Shropshire: Humphrey Kynaston by Amy Douglas
Staffordshire: The Giants of Staffordshire by The Journey Man
Bedfordshire: The Silent Sentinels by Jen Foley
Essex: The King of Colchester’s Daughter by Jan Williams
Norfolk: The Potter Heigham Drummer by Hugh Lupton
Suffolk: The Green Children by Kirsty Hartsiotis
Northamptonshire: The Far-Travelled Fiddler by Kevin Manwaring
Leicestershire & Rutland: The Monk of Leicester by Leicestershire Guild of Storytelling
Nottinghamshire: The Gypsy Boy by Pete Castle
Cheshire: Ingimund’s Saga by The Journey Man
Cumbria: Hunchback and the Swan by Taffy Thomas MBE
Lancashire: The Devil in the Fireplace by Jennie Bailey and David England
South Yorkshire: Cat and Man by Simon Heywood
South Yorkshire: The Woodsman and the Hatchet by Damien Barker
East Yorkshire: The Three Roses by Ingrid Barton
North Yorkshire: The Giant of Pen Hill by Ingrid Barton
West Yorkshire: All’s Well That Ends Well by John Billingsley
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About Folk Tales Authors

THE AUTHORS are all professional storytellers active in their respective areas, and all have previously published a volume of Folk Tales for The History Press. Some notable contributors include Taffy Thomas, who was the first storytelling laureate, and Hugh Lupton, who has long been an important name in this field.
Each author is well versed in performance and experienced in book signings and launch events. They each live in the area they write about.
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