Ballad Tales: An Anthology of British Ballads Retold

Author: Manwaring, Kevan
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Pub Date: 05/06/2017
ISBN: 9780750970556
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview An innovative collection of folk ballads re-told by professional storytellers. In association with the Society of Storytelling
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A BALLAD is a poem or a song that tells a popular story and many traditional British ballads contain fascinating stories - tales of love and jealousy, murder and mystery, the supernatural and the historical. This anthology brings together nineteen original retellings in short story form, written by some of the country's most accomplished storytellers, singers and wordsmiths. Here you will find tales of cross-dressing heroines, lusty pirates, vengeful fairy queens, mobsters and monsters, mermaids and starmen - stories that dance with the form and flavour of these narrative folk songs in daring and delightful ways. Richly illustrated, these enchanting tales will appeal to lovers of folk music, storytelling and rattling good yarns.

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