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Published by Canongate .
Written in English


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ContributionsMcCail, Chad.
The Physical Object
Pagination150p.
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21710275M
ISBN 100862413923, 0862413737

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  Overview. Winner of the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award. A collection of 14 selkie (half-seal half-human creatures) tales from the Orkney and Shetland islands off the northern tip of Scotland, which embrace the fantasy, romance, and unusual perspective of Pages:   The People Of The Sea: Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk (Canons) Paperback – April 5, by David Thomson (Author, Foreword), Seamus Heaney (Introduction), Stewart Sanderson (Afterword) out of 5 stars 20 ratings See all 4 formats and editionsCited by: 2.   The People Of The Sea: Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk (Canons) Paperback – February 6, by David Thomson (Author, Foreword), Seamus Heaney (Introduction), Stewart Sanderson (Afterword) out of 5 stars 20 ratings See all formats and editions/5(20).   The author travels the western coasts of Scotland and Ireland, in search of storytellers who hold the tales of the selchie (selkie) or s:

'The Land of the Seal People' is a work of a master narrator, Scotland's greatest contemporary storyteller. The book is adult fiction of high intellectual and literary standards, and, as Scottish folk tales, suits children and adults alike. From the oral tradition of the West Coast, these stories are a vital part of Scotland's heritage.   These stories are "gems" about the seals who take human form -- Silkies. Dunca Williamson, the last great bardic storyteller devoted his entire life to the collection of stories. Both children and adults are enthralled by these stories/5(6).   Tales of the Seal People: Scottish Folk Tales (International Folk Tales) Paperback – 1 May by Duncan Williamson (Author) out of 5 stars 16 ratings. See all formats and editions. Hide other formats and editions. Amazon s:   I read "The Land of the Seal People" having just finished David Thomson's excellent "The People of the Sea: Celtic Tales of the Seal-folk".I was hoping it would match it for warmth and wonder, but I was to be slightly disappointed. Although each tales comes with a paragraph explaining where it was heard and a description of the teller is included, names not always included for obvious reasons /5(6).

A collection of 14 selkie (half-seal half-human creatures) tales from the Orkney and Shetland islands off the northern tip of Scotland which embrace the fantasy, romance and unusual perspective of the Scottish travellers. Read more Read less click to open popover Customers who bought this item also bought/5(15). A collection of 14 selkie (half-seal half-human creatures) tales from the Orkney and Shetland islands off the northern tip of Scotland which embrace the fantasy, romance and . About this book A collection of 14 selkie (half-seal half-human creatures) tales from the Orkney and Shetland islands off the northern tip of Scotland, which embrace the fantasy, romance, and unusual perspective of the Scottish travellers. Brand: Duncan Williamson. In David Thomson's book The People of the Sea, which chronicles the extensive legends surrounding the Grey Seal within the folklore of rural Scottish and Irish communities, it is the children of male selkies and human women that have webbed toes and fingers. When the webbing is cut, a rough and rigid growth takes its ng: Mythological.