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Kevan Manwaring

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Ballad Tales

Published by The History Press, 2017

£9.99


Edited by Kevan Manwaring

Foreword by Candia McKormack

A BALLAD is a poem or a song that tells a popular story and many traditional British ballads contain fascinating stories – tales of love and jealousy, murder and mystery, the supernatural and the historical.

 

This anthology brings together nineteen original retellings in short story form, written by some of the country’s most accomplished storytellers, singers and wordsmiths.

 

Here you will find tales of cross-dressing heroines, lusty pirates, vengeful fairy queens, mobsters and monsters, mermaids and starmen – stories that dance with the form and flavour of these narrative folk songs in daring and delightful ways.

 

Richly illustrated, these enchanting tales will appeal to lovers of folk music, storytelling and rattling good yarns.