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Folktales of the Peak District By Mark Henderson,

  • Title: Folktales of the Peak District
  • Author: Mark Henderson
  • ISBN: 9781445601076
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Peak District is noted for its beautiful and varied scenery, its fascinating history, and its abundance of folktales The sixty two pieces in this collection include both wonder tales fairy tales and local legends, together with a few genuinely historical stories that have caught the popular imagination Some of the tales are tragic, some are comic some are very shoThe Peak District is noted for its beautiful and varied scenery, its fascinating history, and its abundance of folktales The sixty two pieces in this collection include both wonder tales fairy tales and local legends, together with a few genuinely historical stories that have caught the popular imagination Some of the tales are tragic, some are comic some are very short, some are longer many even the historical ones have ghost story elements, which readily attach themselves to real life stories What they all have in common is that they reflect aspects of Peak District life, character, scenery and history All the stories in this collection are written with recitation in mind, because folktales are for telling aloud Notes at the end of the collection explain the sources and significance of each tale Sketch maps are included to indicate the locations in which the tales are set, so interested readers can visit the scenes, most of which are illustrated by the author s photographs Many of these locations are easily accessible by road, but some involve significant walks through the countryside that gave birth to the stories Folktales of the Peak District will charm its readers and enhance their appreciation of this lovely part of England.
    Folktales of the Peak District The Peak District is noted for its beautiful and varied scenery its fascinating history and its abundance of folktales The sixty two pieces in this collection include both wonder tales fairy tales a

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    1. Having enjoyed hearing the author, a natural and gifted storyteller, recount a number of these tales at literary events, I bought the paperback version While the written word loses some of the immediacy and engagement of the oral tradition, this is so beautifully put together, I have to give it full marks for its genre The variety of the selection gives the reader a sense of the scope of the role of folk tales as keepers of local history, traditions and values, as well as entertaining, with both [...]

    2. I thoroughly enjoyed this book A must read for anyone interested in folk tales or and specifically the folk tales of the Peak District The book includes line maps of the area and some photos, which are a help to people who may not be familiar with the locations The Peak District is an area of the British Isles that is steeped in folklore, this book lets you into some of those tales, and gives you a connection to a past that is still tangible, still spoken about And if you enjoy the read, and the [...]

    3. A brilliant collection of local story s Some were quite amusing and all were interesting obviously this may not be as good for people who don t live here but I found it delightful

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