Midwinter Folk Tales

October 31, 2020
Midwinter Folk Tales

Traditional seasonal folk tales for the dark of winterIn this enchanting new book, one of England's mostcelebrated storytellers has gathered together traditional taleswhich have their roots in the deep cold and long, dark nights ofmidwinter. The collection includes tales acquired from morethan 30 years studying and taking part in ancient seasonalcustoms, and discovering the folk tales intrinsically linked tothose customs, such as the Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels (Devon), theViking "Up Helly Aa" (Shetland), and the Haxey Hood Game(Lincolnshire). This is a book to curl up with in front of an openfire on long winter nights.