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The Scottish Fairy Book

By Elizabeth Wilson Grierson
  • ISBN Code: : 1465613331
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Pages : 382
  • Category : Fairy tales
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There are, roughly speaking, two distinct types of Scottish Fairy Tales. There are what may be called "Celtic Stories," which were handed down for centuries by word of mouth by professional story-tellers, who went about from clachan to clachan in the "Highlands and Islands," earning a night's shelter by giving a night's entertainment, and which have now been collected and classified for us by Campbell of Isla and others. These stories, which are also common to the North of Ireland, are wild and fantastic, and very often somewhat monotonous, and their themes are strangely alike. They almost always tell of some hero or heroine who sets out on some dangerous quest, and who is met by giants, generally three in number, who appear one after the other; with whom they hold quaint dialogues, and whom eventually they slay. Most of them are fairly long, and although they have a peculiar fascination of their own, they are quite distinct from the ordinary Fairy Tale. These latter, in Scotland, have also a character of their own, for there is no country where the existence of Spirits and Goblins has been so implicitly believed in up to a comparatively recent date. As a proof of this we can go to Hogg's tale of "The Wool-gatherer," and see how the countryman, Barnaby, voices the belief of his day. "Ye had need to tak care how ye dispute the existence of fairies, brownies, and apparitions! Ye may as weel dispute the Gospel of Saint Matthew." Perhaps it was the bleak and stern character of their climate, and the austerity of their religious beliefs which made our Scottish forefathers think of the spirits in whom they so firmly believed, as being, for the most part, mischievous and malevolent. Their Bogies, their Witches, their Kelpies, even their Fairy Queen herself, were supposed to be in league with the Evil One, and to be compelled, as Thomas of Ercildoune was near finding out to his cost, to pay a "Tiend to Hell" every seven years; so it was not to be wondered at, that these uncanny beings were dreaded and feared. But along with this dark and gloomy view, we find touches of delicate playfulness and brightness. The Fairy Queen might be in league with Satan, but her subjects were not all bound by the same law, and many charming tales are told of the "sith" or silent folk, who were always spoken of with respect, in case they might be within earshot, who made their dwellings under some rocky knowe, and who came out and danced on the dewy sward at midnight.

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 112 ÿ In issue 112 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Scottish folktale about the Milk White Doo. A farmer brings home a hare for his wife to prepare for dinner. But that?s when things start to go wrong...?? Download and read this story to find out what happened to the hare, the mother, her son and the farmer. ÿ INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES ÿ Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story, on map. HINT - use Google maps. ÿ Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". ÿ It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, are altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture. ÿ Baba Indaba,Childrens,Folklore,Fairy,Tales,bedtime story,legends,milk,white,doo,hare,farmer,wife,son,dinner

THE SCOTTISH FAIRY BOOK - 30 Scottish Fairy Stories for Children

By Elizabeth Wilson Grierson
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 883417027X
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Fiction
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The 30 stories, poems and tales in this volume have been handed down for centuries by word of mouth from generation to generation by professional story-tellers, who travelled the highlands and islands of Scotland, more often by foot, from village to village, or clachan to clachan, earning a night's shelter by giving a night's entertainment These 30 tales are accompanied by 38 pen and ink drawings plus 11 illustrated end-pieces. The 30 tales and stories in this volume are: Thomas The Rhymer Gold-Tree And Silver-Tree Whippety-Stourie The Red-Etin The Seal Catcher And The Merman The Page-Boy And The Silver Goblet The Black Bull Of Norroway The Wee Bannock The Elfin Knight What To Say To The New Mune Habetrot The Spinstress Nippit Fit And Clippit Fit The Fairies Of Merlin's Crag The Wedding Of Robin Redbreast And Jenny Wren The Dwarfie Stone Canonbie Dick And Thomas Of Ercildoune The Laird O' Co' Poussie Baudrons The Milk-White Doo The Draiglin' Hogney The Brownie O' Ferne-Den The Witch Of Fife Assipattle And The Mester Stoorworm The Fox And The Wolf Katherine Crackernuts Times To Sneeze The Well O' The World's End Farquhar Macneill Peerifool Birthdays 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. Yesterday's Books for Today's Charities ============== HASHTAGS/KEYWORDS: Scottish Fairy book, folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, fables, children’s stories, tales, ursgeuln, animals, Assipattle, astonishment, bairn, bannock, Baudrons, beautiful, Black, boat, bonnie, bottom, brave, Brownie, butler, Canonbie, Castle, chimney, Clair, Countess, creature, Dame, Dick, Doo, Draiglin, Earl, Elfin, Ercildoune, Fairy, farmer, Farquhar, Folk, Fox, Gemdelovely, Giant, goblet, Gold-Tree, Gregory, Habetrot, Harold, hawk, Hogney, horses, journey, Katherine, king, Kingdom, Knight, Lady, Laird, lassie, magic, magnificent, maiden, Maisie, Mester, Monster, Morna, mysterious, Norroway, Paddock, Paul, Peerie, Prince, Princess, Queen, Red-Etin, Robin, Scotland, servants, Snorro, Sorcerer, stable, step-mother, Stoorworm, sword, strawberries, , Thomas, wicked, widow, Wolf, wonder, woods, words, yellow

Hometown Tales: Highlands and Hebrides

By Colin MacIntyre,Ellen MacAskill
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  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Book Code : 1474608825
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 847
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Original tales by remarkable writers Hometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction - they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home In these pages on the Highlands and Hebrides, you'll find two unique tales. 'The Boy in the Bubble' is a bright, intensely funny and deeply felt memoir about growing up on the Isle of Mull from award-winning musician, the man behind Mull Historical Society, and author of The Letters of Ivor Punch, Colin MacIntyre. 'A9' is a captivating piece of short fiction about a girl torn between her love in Inverness and the chance to spread her wings, by Ellen MacAskill.

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

By Various
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1907256938
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 829
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This book, compiled by Sir George Douglas, contains not just fairytales but also tales of kelpies, brownies, stories of animals - foxes, crows, frogs and stories of mermen and comic tales as well. Contained herein are 85 stories like: The Story of the White Pet, The Fisherman and the Mermen, The Seal-Catcher's Adventure, The Frog and the Crow, Habitrot, The Wee Bunnock and many, many more. In the days long before the advent of radio and television, the arrival of a story-teller in a village was an important event. As soon as it became known, there would be a rush to the house where he was lodged, and every available seat--on bench, table, bed, beam, or the floor would quickly be appropriated. And then, for hours together--just like some first-rate actor on a stage--the story-teller would hold his audience spell-bound. Campbell of Isla, who gathered and penned the Popular Tales of the West Highlands series in the 1870's, records that in his day the practice of story-telling still lingered in the remote Western Islands of Barra. Maybe, just maybe, there are a few alive today who remember this custom being continued at Poolewe in Ross-shire where the young people used to assemble at night to hear the old ones recite the tales which they had learned from their fore-fathers. This book is a treasure chest of classic Scottish Folklore, and will make fascinating reading for those interested in folklore in general. So take some time out and travel back to a period before television and radio, a time when tales were passed on orally--at the drying kilns, at the communal well and in homes. YESTERDAYS BOOKS for TODAYS CHARITIES

Cinderella – And Other Girls Who Lost Their Slippers (Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World)

By Amelia Carruthers
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473370116
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 855
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Cinderella – Origins of the Fairy Tales from around the World' contains seven different versions of 'Cinderella', including an in-depth introduction to the fairy tale genre itself, as well as the folkloric provenance of the 'Cinderella' story. It encompasses 'Cendrillon' by Charles Perrault, 'Aschenputtel' by the Brothers Grimm, Andrew Lang’s 'The Wonderful Birch', the Indian story of 'Sodewa Bai' and the ancient Egyptian Cinderella – 'Rhodopis and Her Little Gilded Sandals'. What is a fairy tale? The 'Origins of Fairy Tales from around the World' series helps to answer this question, by showcasing the amazing breath and diversity involved in classic fairy tales. It focuses on the unusual phenomenon that the same tales, with only minor variations, appear again and again in different cultures – across time and geographical space. Traditionally told as short stories for children, and for adults too, these popular fairy tales will be sure to delight both young and old. Beautifully illustrated, these story books combine the best story-telling, with the best art-work, in order that the two may be fully appreciated.

Rumpelstiltskin – And Other Angry Imps with Rather Unusual Names (Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World)

By Amelia Carruthers
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473370167
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 332
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Rumpelstiltskin – Origins of the Fairy Tale from around the World' contains seven different versions of the 'Rumpelstiltskin' story. It includes an in-depth introduction to the fairy tale genre itself, as well as the provenance of 'Rumpelstiltskin'. It encompasses 'The Seven Bits of Bacon Rind' by Giambattista Basile, 'Rumpelstiltskin' by the Brothers Grimm, 'Tom Tit Tot' by Joseph Jacobs, the Scottish tale of 'Whuppity Stoorie' and the Mongolian narrative of 'The Use of Magic Language'. What is a fairy tale? The 'Origins of Fairy Tales from around the World' series helps to answer this question, by showcasing the amazing breath and diversity involved in classic fairy tales. It focuses on the unusual phenomenon that the same tales, with only minor variations, appear again and again in different cultures – across time and geographical space. Traditionally told as short stories for children, and for adults too, these popular fairy tales will be sure to delight both young and old. Beautifully illustrated, these story books combine the best story-telling, with the best art-work, in order that the two may be fully appreciated.

Scottish Folk-Lore and Folk Life - Studies in Race, Culture and Tradition

By Donald Mackenzie
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1447482700
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 808
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Originally published in 1935. In this volume the folk-lore of Scotland is given intensive study and its characteristic features bought into prominence. Comparative notes are provided along with a historical summary which deals chiefly with intrusions, settlements or expulsions of aliens; and there is a study of the race question based upon reliable data, including those accumulated in many Scottish schools and during the recruiting period of the Great War. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Jane Eyre's Fairytale Legacy at Home and Abroad

By Abigail Heiniger
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317111303
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Exploring the literary microcosm inspired by Brontë's debut novel, Jane Eyre's Fairytale Legacy at Home and Abroad focuses on the nationalistic stakes of the mythic and fairytale paradigms that were incorporated into the heroic female bildungsroman tradition. Jane Eyre, Abigail Heiniger argues, is a heroic changeling indebted to the regional, pre-Victorian fairy lore Charlotte Brontë heard and read in Haworth, an influence that Brontë repudiates in her last novel, Villette. While this heroic figure inspired a range of female writers on both sides of the Atlantic, Heiniger suggests that the regional aspects of the changeling were especially attractive to North American writers such as Susan Warner and L.M. Montgomery who responded to Jane Eyre as part of the Cinderella tradition. Heiniger contrasts the reactions of these white women writers with that of Hannah Crafts, whose Jane Eyre-influenced The Bondwoman's Narrative rejects the Cinderella model. Instead, Heiniger shows, Crafts creates a heroic female bildungsroman that critiques fairytale narratives from the viewpoint of the obscure, oppressed workers who remain forever outside the tales of wonder produced for middle-class consumption. Heiniger concludes by demonstrating how Brontë's middle-class American readers projected the self-rise ethic onto Jane Eyre, miring the novel in nineteenth-century narratives of American identity formation.

A Scots Grey at Waterloo

By Gareth Glover
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 1473894034
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
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William Clarke of Prestonpans, Scotland, joined the 2nd Royal North British Dragoons, the Scots Greys, in 1803. Clarke had risen to the rank of sergeant by the time the regiment was ordered to Belgium on the news that Napoleon had escaped from Elba. Forming part of what became known as the Union Brigade, the Scots Greys played a key role in Napoleons defeat at Waterloo.The John Rylands Library, Manchester, recently acquired William Clarkes 600-page, handwritten memoir describing his enlistment and military career, the highlight of which was the Waterloo campaign, which he describes in unusual detail in the vernacular of the day, presented and annotated by the renowned historian Garth Glover.Thanks to this rare discovery, the reader can follow the movements of the Scots Greys at every stage of the action throughout the three days from Quatre-Bras to that climatic encounter on the Mont St Jean. Clarke naturally portrays the charge of the Union Brigade in dramatic and heroic terms, but he claims that the man who led the charge, Major General William Ponsonby, was killed by a musket ball and not cut down by French cavalry, as is usually stated, for recklessly charging too far.After the battle, Clarke was part of the Burial Party. He then graphically describes the sad scene as he does the trail of the defeated French army as the pursuing Prussians cut a merciless path on their way to Paris.A Scots Grey at Waterloo provides the reader with an exceptionally in-depth account of the actions of the cavalry at Waterloo that will mark this memoir out as one of the most significant to have been published in the last 200 years.

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

By Jack Zipes
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191004162
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 740
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In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.