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Folk Tales of Scotland

The Well at the World's End and Other Stories

By: William Montgomerie & Norah Montgomerie

Price: CAD $22.99

Publisher: BIRLINN LIMITED

Imprint: Birlinn

272 Pages

8.74 X 5.75 X 0.94 ins

ISBN:  9781841586946 -- Hardcover

Publication Date: 04/08/2008

First published in 1956, the Montgomeries, distinguished folklorists, gathered these captivating stories from all parts of Scotland. This collection became a classic of the storytelling tradition retold in a simple, dramatic style, appealing to adult and child alike. Now published by Birlinn Limited in a handsome gift edition and illustrated with Norah Montgomerie's own original drawings, it is a book to be treasured for years as the key to an enchanted, timeless world.

William Montgomerie and his wife Norah, who lived in Edinburgh, collected a large and unique library of books, tapes and recordings of traditional Scottish rhymes, tales and games. They edited two collections of nursery rhymes, Scottish Nursery Rhymes and Sandy Candy, and Norah Montgomerie edited and compiled three story books for parents with young children. They are survived by a daughter, Dian Elvin, who lives in Oxfordshire.



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