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English Fairy Tales and Legends

Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Batsford
 | 
May, 2019
ISBN:
9781849945431
In stock now: 
2
$17.50 CAD
Publisher’s Description: 

A stunningly illustrated collection of 15 classic English tales, from The Dragon Castle to Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow, retold by the great storyteller Rosalind Kerven.

With 15 legends from across England, this beautiful collection provides an excellent introduction to traditional stories and their place in English oral and written heritage. They include tales of giants, dragons, fairies, princesses, knights, witches, and Arthurian romance, all linked with a specific English locale or county. Background notes provide information on their history and development, along with short summaries of related narratives.

The stories include:
King Arthur and the Hideous Hag (Cumbria), Tom Tit Tot (Suffolk), The Dead Moon (Lincolnshire), Jack the Giant-Killer (Cornwall), Dragon Castle (Northumberland), Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow (Nottinghamshire), The Weardale Fairies (County Durham), The Devils Bargain (Lancashire), The Princess and the Fool (Kent), The Seventh Swan (Cambridgeshire), The Knight of York (Yorkshire), The Wicked Witch (London), The Asrai (Shropshire), The Forbidden Forest (Warwickshire), and The King of Englands Three Sons (Gypsy).

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