South Yorkshire Folk Tales

South Yorkshire Folk Tales Their origins lost in the mists of time these lively and entertaining folk tales from South Yorkshire reflect the wisdom and eccentricities of the county and its people Here we meet giants and fairie

  • Title: South Yorkshire Folk Tales
  • Author: Simon Heywood
  • ISBN: 9780750961646
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Their origins lost in the mists of time, these lively and entertaining folk tales from South Yorkshire reflect the wisdom and eccentricities of the county and its people Here we meet giants and fairies, heroes and villains, dragons and boggarts, among many other extraordinary characters These enchanting tales will appeal to modern readers and storytellers, young and olTheir origins lost in the mists of time, these lively and entertaining folk tales from South Yorkshire reflect the wisdom and eccentricities of the county and its people Here we meet giants and fairies, heroes and villains, dragons and boggarts, among many other extraordinary characters These enchanting tales will appeal to modern readers and storytellers, young and old alike.

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    1. Short, sweet and full of local colour. Clear on references and editing and a varied bibliography. My particular fave was The Woodsman and the Hatchet, but I'll always read anything Robin Hood of Barnsdale.

    2. This series is a collection of books by different authors, drawing of the local folklore of different areas. The South Yorkshire version is a more accademic take than some in the range. For some of the tales in this collection, there is more footnote than story. This was kind of a turn off as I took the intention of these books to be presenting a selection of folk stories in an accessibly way and I felt the overly accademic take made the story less accessable and also less fun. The book also pre [...]

    3. Strange mixture of tales. The book started well and I enjoyed the sections concerning the early myths, Robin Hood, Swift Nick and the Wantley Dragon. The end chapter was disappointing. Overall found the book interesting.

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