The Coming of the Unicorn: Scottish Folk Tales


by Duncan Williamson

‘Stories are something you carry with you, something to last your entire life, to be passed on to your children, and their children for evermore.’ Duncan Williamson

In this collection, Duncan Williamson passes on some wonderful children’s folk and fairy tales. For over sixty years he has travelled around Scotland — on foot, then in a horse and cart, and later an old van — collecting tales, which not only come from the Travelling People but from the crofters, farmers and shepherds he met along the way. This collection includes tales about cunning foxes and storytelling cats, hunchbacked ogres and beautiful unicorns, helpful broonies and mysterious fairies, rich kings and fearsome warriors, as well as those about ordinary folk trying to make their way in the world. The stories have been written down as faithfully as possible to Duncan’s unique storytelling voice, full of colour, humour and life.

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Kelpies, an imprint of Floris Books, 2012 (new edit. 2017)

Language: English

Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.2 x 21.6 cm

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