Western Isles Folk Tales

Western Isles Folk Tales

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Western Isles Folk Tales is a representative collection of stories from the geographical span of the long chain of islands known as the Outer Hebrides. Some are well-known tales and others have been sought out by the author, but all are retold in the natural voice of a local man. You will find premonitions, accounts of uncanny events and mythical beings, such as the blue men of the stream who test mariners venturing into the tidal currents around the Shiant Islands. Also included are tales from islands now uninhabited, like the archipelago of St Kilda, in contrast to the witty yarns from bustling harbours.

The author was the inaugural winner of the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship (1995) and his Acts of Trust collaboration with visual artist Christine Morrison won the multi-arts category in the first British Awards for Storytelling Excellence (2012). Both author and illustrator live in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752499114
  • 9780752499116
  • 931,268

About Ian Stephen

Ian Stephen is a world-renowned traditional storyteller and folklorist. He has traveled widely in his work and published both poetry and short stories internationally. He was also a main contributor to both "Green Waters," a collection of poetry and prose, and "Mackerel and Creamola," a collection of short-stories, recipes, and poems, in the Polygon Pocketbook series. He also contributed towards the "Edinburgh Review," "The""Herald," "Northwords Now," and "The Scotsman."
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