Tales Of Galloway

Tales Of Galloway

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In this collection of fifty-one tales from the land of galloway, Alan Temperley pays tribute to the great Scottish tradition of storytelling. The tales are wide-ranging: heros, ghosts and solway smugglers; witches, martyrs, mermaids and fairies; reivers, monsters and colourful rogues. Here are Billy Marshall, King of the tinklers; Sawney Bean, the murderous cannibal; young Robert the Brube on the run in the heather; Trost, last of the Picts, who kept the secret of heather ale; the legend of Mons Meg; Claverhouse and Lagg, persecutors of the Covenanters; the famous poterguist of Rerrick; and many more. Simply told and unadorned, the stories bear the flavour of the region a€“ mountain and forest, silver rivers and lochs, the wild Solway Firth, and some of the most beautiful rolling countryside in Britain. Originally these traditional tales a€“ ranging from rustic comedy to horrific murder a€“ were told in crofts and rural cottages. They grew naturally out of the rich past and the land and the lives of the people a€“ wonderful stories. And they are still as alive today as when they were first told.In the absence of a pastor the parish of Anwoth, at least, had been limited to one service every two weeks. Far from finding his parishioners the godly, virtuous people that a new minister might desire, they were described as a#39;a profane, anbsp;...

Title:Tales Of Galloway
Author:Alan Temperley
Publisher:Random House - 2015-02-27


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