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Sally Pomme Clayton - Author

About the Author

SALLY POMME CLAYTON is an internationally acclaimed storyteller. She co-founded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton, spearheading the revival of storytelling in the UK. She has a huge repertoire of stories, many of which feature bold heroines. She tours throughout Britain and internationally, performing at the British Museum, the Barbican and Southbank Centre. She writes for BBC Radio and theatre. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was Tales Told In Tents, followed by Amazons! and Rama And Sita.

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The Phoenix of Persia

The Phoenix of Persia

Author: Sally Pomme Clayton Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

In a bustling marketplace in Iran, a traditional storyteller regales her audience with the tale of Prince Zal and the Simorgh. High up on the Mountain of Gems lives the Simorgh, a wise phoenix whose flapping wings disperse the seeds of life across the world. When King Sam commands that his long-awaited newborn son Zal be abandoned because of his white hair, the Simorgh adopts the baby and raises him alongside her own chicks and teaches him everything she knows. But when the king comes to regret his actions, Prince Zal will learn that the most important lesson of all is forgiveness. In this special edition, the story has been set to music, with each instrument representing a different character. You can download music composed by Amir Eslami (ney), Nilufar Habibian (qanun), Saeid Kord Mafi (santur), and Arash Moradi (tanbur). The music accompanies Sally Pomme Clayton's stunning narration of this classic tale from the Shahnameh.

The King with Dirty Feet

The King with Dirty Feet

Author: Sally Pomme Clayton, Rhiannon Sanderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

There once was a king who hated bath time so much that he never washed. He was a very smelly king! The king is finally persuaded to bathe in the river but no matter how clean the rest of him is, his feet stay dirty. The people sweep away all the dirt in the land - but the air is choked with dust. The dust gets washed away but now the land is flooded with water. An enormous tapestry is sewn to cover the whole kingdom but now nothing will grow on the land... What is to be done? At last one old man steps forward with leather and a pair of scissors ... and to the king's amazement he creates - the first ever pair of shoes!

Tales Told in Tents

Tales Told in Tents

Author: Sally Pomme Clayton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2006

Why are some carpets magic? What is a wish-tree? And where can the fountain of eternal life be found? The answers to these and many other intriguing questions can be found in Sally Pomme Clayton's enchanted storytelling journey through Central Asia. On her travels in the region, Sally has accumulated a wealth of folklore and knowledge of nomadic cultures. These 12 exotic retellings of stories related to the author in storytelling tents, combined with Sophie Herxheimer's brilliantly-patterned artwork, reveal the richness of the little-known, faraway lands of Central Asia. Follow the trials and triumphs of a British mother of three living in Kazakhstan of Big Beluga Baby by clicking here

Tales Told in Tents Stories from Central Asia

Tales Told in Tents Stories from Central Asia

Author: Sally Pomme Clayton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2004

Why are some carpets magic? What is a wish-tree? And where can the fountain of eternal life be found? The answers to these and many other intriguing questions can be found in Sally Pomme Clayton's enchanted storytelling journey through Central Asia. On her travels in the region, Sally has accumulated a wealth of folklore and knowledge of nomadic cultures. The 12 exotic retellings of stories related to the author in storytelling tents are linked by a mix of memories spiced with homespun wisdom, as she retraces her steps through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan and Afghanistan. Sophie Herxheimer's brilliantly-patterned artwork, together with a glossary and brief notes, combine to reveal the richness of these little-known, faraway lands of Central Asia.

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