The Lore of Scotland: A guide to Scottish legends

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Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their range extends right across the country, from the Borders with their haunting ballads, via Glasgow, site of St Mungo's miracles, to the fateful battlefield of Culloden, and finally to the Shetlands, home of the seal-people.

More than simply retelling these stories, The Lore of Scotland explores their origins, showing how and when they arose and investigating what basis - if any - they have in historical fact. In the process, it uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth, probes the claim that Mary King's Close is the most haunted street in Edinburgh, and examines the surprising truth behind the fame of the MacCrimmons, Skye's unsurpassed bagpipers. Moreover, it reveals how generations of Picts, Vikings, Celtic saints and Presbyterian reformers shaped the myriad tales that still circulate, and, from across the country, it gathers together legends of such renowned figures as Sir William Wallace, St Columba, and the great warrior Fingal. The result is a thrilling journey through Scotland's legendary past and an endlessly fascinating account of the traditions and beliefs that play such an important role in its heritage.

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"Within a few minutes of this book arriving, I had put bookmarks in five places and was roaring through the index. A lovely compilation. It's the real macabre" (Terry Pratchett)

"An enthralling treasure chest of Scottish myths and legends ... With this incredible collection, Westwood and Kingshill have ensured that ... the stories of the past have now been preserved for future generations" ( Daily Record)

"This is a well researched book exploring the rich folklore of Scotland ... The breadth and range of this book is wide ... Amusing and erudite, it's also an excellent guide to local variations in Scottish culture" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"A fascinating read which looks at mythical beings from kelpies and waterhorses to modern-day vampires" ( Scottish Sunday Mail)

"A perfect book to read as the winter nights begin drawing in, and the mists settle, the pipes play and the creatures and myths we can only half imagine come to haunt and intrigue us. An impressively researched book which genuinely will exercise your beliefs" (Gilda O’Neill)

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A magnificent exploration of Scotland's legendary past

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Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. 192 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Scotland s rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their range extends right across the country, from the Borders with their haunting ballads, via Glasgow, site of St. Mungo s miracles, to the fateful battlefield of Culloden, and finally to the Shetlands, home of the seal-people. More than simply retelling these stories, The Lore of Scotland explores their origins, showing how and when they arose and investigating what basis - if any - they have in historical fact. In the process, it uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare s Macbeth, probes the claim that Mary King s Close is the most haunted street in Edinburgh, and examines the surprising truth behind the fame of the MacCrimmons, Skye s unsurpassed bagpipers. Moreover, it reveals how generations of Picts, Vikings, Celtic saints and Presbyterian reformers shaped the myriad tales that still circulate, and, from across the country, it gathers together legends of such renowned figures as Sir William Wallace, St Columba, and the great warrior Fingal. The result is a thrilling journey through Scotland s legendary past and an endlessly fascinating account of the traditions and beliefs that play such an important role in its heritage. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099547167

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Descrizione libro Random House UK, 2011. Condizione libro: New. 2011. Reprint. Paperback. Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs. This title brings together: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. It also uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Num Pages: 576 pages, black & white illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1DBKS; JFHF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 199 x 133 x 44. Weight in Grams: 432. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780099547167

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Descrizione libro Random House UK. Condizione libro: New. 2011. Reprint. Paperback. Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs. This title brings together: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. It also uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Num Pages: 576 pages, black & white illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1DBKS; JFHF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 199 x 133 x 44. Weight in Grams: 432. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780099547167

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Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780099547167_rkm

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Descrizione libro Cornerstone. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The Lore of Scotland: A Guide to Scottish Legends, Jennifer Beatrice Westwood, Sophia Kingshill, Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in "The Lore of Scotland" Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their range extends right across the country, from the Borders with their haunting ballads, via Glasgow, site of St. Mungo's miracles, to the fateful battlefield of Culloden, and finally to the Shetlands, home of the seal-people. More than simply retelling these stories, "The Lore of Scotland" explores their origins, showing how and when they arose and investigating what basis - if any - they have in historical fact. In the process, it uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare's "Macbeth," probes the claim that Mary King's Close is the most haunted street in Edinburgh, and examines the surprising truth behind the fame of the MacCrimmons, Skye's unsurpassed bagpipers. Moreover, it reveals how generations of Picts, Vikings, Celtic saints and Presbyterian reformers shaped the myriad tales that still circulate, and, from across the country, it gathers together legends of such renowned figures as Sir William Wallace, St Columba, and the great warrior Fingal. The result is a thrilling journey through Scotland's legendary past and an endlessly fascinating account of the traditions and beliefs that play such an important role in its heritage. Codice libro della libreria B9780099547167

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