This collection of traditional stories gathered from all reaches of Scotland and passed down through generations, customs and traditions is a wonderful new look at well and not so well-known stories. Barrington cleverly intersperses these tales with follow-up historical stories to set the fables in context. It is a must-have for anyone interested in folklore and history.
|Title||Out of the Mists|
|Author Bio||Having spent over 25 years as a shepherd in Scotland, John Barrington has developed a vast knowledge of Scottish history, folklore, mythology and legend that are clearly transposed into his novels. Barrington is a natural storyteller leading guided story-walks, relaying his stories in schools, clubs and societies and as an after-dinner speaker. Barrington?s autobiography, Red Sky at Night won the SAC Book Award and was a UK no. 1 bestseller.|
|Back Cover Text||In the earliest hours of the morning shepards gather, waiting for the mists that conceal the hillsides to clear. To pass the time they tell tales of roaming giants, marauding monks and wierd witches. Enter this world of magic and wonder in Out of the Mists a delightful collection of stories which will captivate and entertain you while answering your questions about Scottish history and folklore. Why did Saint Andrew become the patron saint of Scotland? How can you protect yourself from faerie magic? What happened to Scotland's last dragon? How did Arthur's Seat get its name? Award winning author John Barrington uses wit and his encyclopaedic knowledge of Scottish folklore to create a compelling and absorbing collection of stories that will capture the imaginations of readers of all ages.|
|BIC Subject||Folklore, myths & legends|
|BISAC Subject||SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology|