September 2014 Academic & Specialist Birlinn

Scottish Traditional Tales edited by Donald A. Macdonald

Scottish Traditional Tales
edited by Donald A. Macdonald


Paperback | New edition | Sep 2014 | Birlinn | 9781841582641 | 496pp | 216x138mm | RFB | AUD$39.99, NZD$47.99

 

All over the world traditional tales used to be told at the fire side until their place came to be taken by books, newspapers, radio and television. This is an entertaining collection from Scotland, recorded and collected by researchers from the School of Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University over the past fifty years. Taken from a variety of sources, from the Hebridean Gaelic tradition to recordings of Lowland cairds (travelling people), some are well-known tales which have equivalents in other cultures and languages, whilst others are unique to Scotland.