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The Book of English Folk Tales

Sybil Marshall

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1317-8
Trim Size: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Cloth
Overlook
11/15/2016

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The gorgeously illustrated collection of folk tales, drawing on myths and stories from across England and across time

Master storyteller, social historian, and folklorist Sybil Marshall scoured English history to bring together a fascinating collection of folk tales in one glorious edition. Out-of-print for over thirty years, Overlook is re-issuing this bewitching book to enchant a new audience.

From the great mass of folk tales that exists, Sybil Marshall has chosen a wide variety of stories, retelling them with wit and suspense. We have her tales of the little people and of giants, of the Devil and the saints, and supernatural and moral tales.

Let Sybil Marshall lead you through the old English countryside, exploring the beliefs and legends of time gone by. This beautifully packaged edition, complete with wood engraved illustrations by John Lawrence, will entertain, educate, and ensnare audiences of all ages.


Sybil Marshall (1912 - 2005) was a British writer, teacher and educationalist. Working first as a teacher and then as a university lecturer, she later became an author. Her books include Fenland Chronicle and the trilogy of novels A Nest of Magpies, Sharp Through the Hawthorn, and Strip The Willow.

John Lawrence is an eminent English illustrator and wood engraver. He has twice won The Francis Williams Award for illustration (sponsored by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London), and twice been runner-up for the Kur-Emil - Maschler Award. He lives in Cambridge.

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