Celtic Folktales from Wales 1 (Celtic Tales)

Celtic Folktales from Wales Celtic Tales There is magic at work in these tales a magic that stirs the air around you and fills it with the wondrous sounds and echoes of the stories that made Wales A dozen stories from the magical land of Wa

  • Title: Celtic Folktales from Wales 1 (Celtic Tales)
  • Author: Michael Harvey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • There is magic at work in these tales, a magic that stirs the air around you and fills it with the wondrous sounds and echoes of the stories that made Wales A dozen stories from the magical land of Wales from a master storyteller who knows the mountains, lakes and paths of Wales first hand and who has been telling these stories in Wales and all over the world for over t There is magic at work in these tales, a magic that stirs the air around you and fills it with the wondrous sounds and echoes of the stories that made Wales A dozen stories from the magical land of Wales from a master storyteller who knows the mountains, lakes and paths of Wales first hand and who has been telling these stories in Wales and all over the world for over twenty years This is a very enjoyable read Michael s easy storytelling style conjures up and takes you deep into the Welsh landscape Expect love, magic, betrayal, heroism and humour with one of the most beautiful little countries in the world as a backdrop all told by a master storyteller who leads you gently into the landscape of story Michael Harvey s voice speaks at one with the landscape of Wales melodic and mythic, gruesome and grand with stories for now of times long gone What better way to get to know a country and it s secret charm than in the company of someone who knows it intimately With this book you can You ll feel The stories of Wales come to life as if Michael is beside you telling them His qualities as a storyteller warmth, wit and feeling for dramatic emphasis leap from the page into the reader s imagination If you want an ear to the ground, this is the one to choose You may not be within striking distance of the lakes and mountains of Wales but as Michael walks us through the wonderful Celtic Tales of Wales tales of enchantment, bravery and magic are mapped out in glorious Welsh landscapes and told as always with a genteel lilt that is irresistible un put down able at any age The story world of Wales is populated by giants, the little people, monsters, heroes, lovers fools and villains and this is your chance to meet them Celtic Folktales from Wales is a brilliant read From the moment you step out of Michael Harvey s front door with him, you feel the thrill of being taken on an adventure You also hear him telling as you go and, beware, this may give you an irresistible urge to read out loud, which is exactly what my 25 year old son and I did taking turns to read to each other So not just for those who want a quiet read as this is also a fantastic Reading Aloud resource for all ages Michael Harvey s characteristic elegance dances over the pages as we wander at leisure through this fine selection, with the storyteller s voice our trusty guide So join other readers who have tasted the mystery and charm of the Welsh story landscape in Celtic Folktales of Wales

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    1. My only complaint about this book is that it's too short. But the Afterword says there is more to come!I love reading story collections written by storytellers. They are a whole different game, and you can tell. These are not literary re-tellings; you can hear the storyteller's voice through the lines, sometimes conversational, sometimes teasing, sometimes enchanting. These are stories that live in the telling, in the unique way Michael Harvey tells them, but they still look good written down. T [...]

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