Stories From Scotland by Barbara Ker Wilson

Stories From Scotland

Written by Barbara Ker Wilson

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Vivid in their sense of place and taken from the rugged highlands and islands to the tamer border country, telling of mighty heroes, great warriors as well as witches and wizards, these stories are drawn from long, long ago. As a country with so much of a coast line, it is no surprise that the mystery and danger of the sea is a recurrent theme in stories of seal folk and water sprites. But there are stories of magic and trickery on land, too and, behind them all, a sense of the power of the landscape and the dangers that lie within it.

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Stories From Scotland by Barbara Ker Wilson

Oxford Children's Myths and Legends bring you the greatest stories ever told, from around the world and long ago. Heroes and villains, witches and wizards, warriors and royalty - there's something here for everyone. From the Highlands and islands, to the Border country, there are stories from all over Scotland in this wonderful collection.

You'll find tales of Tam Lin the elfin knight, MacCodrum of the Seals and many more - all told with a thrilling sense of adventure and fun.

About the Author

Barbara Ker Wilson

Barbara Ker Wilson was born on 24 September 1929 in Sunderland, in the north of England. In 1964 she immigrated to Australia, living first in Adelaide, then Melbourne, then Sydney. I now live in Leura, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

As a child she used to accompany my father to a large publishing office in London, to deliver corrected proofs of his latest engineering textbook, and she knew then that she wanted to work in the world of writing and publishing.

Her first 'successful' work, written when she was eight, was a play based on the coronation of King George VI; it was performed at her primary school in England.

The Second World War influenced her greatly, particularly the experience of living through air raids in London. With the end of the war came her first experience of travelling abroad; ever since, she has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia.

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240 pages


Barbara Ker Wilson
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th February 2009




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