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Shetland Folk Tales


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By Lawrence Tulloch.

Illustrated by Alexa Fitzgibbon.


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Being separate from the Scottish mainland, the Shetland Isles have a rich and unique tradition of folklore, from selkies to invading giant and Vikings. This book brings together for the first time many tales of the Isles, including The Boy Who Came from the Ground, and Norway's First Troll, among many others. This collection is sure to enthrall and entertain those from the region and anyone who picks up a copy.

As a child, Lawrence learned many folk tales from his father, Tom Tulloch, who was a tradition bearer whose folklore was collected by the School of Scottish Studies. As a storyteller, Lawrence has collected even more tales and this book contains many favourites - some you may recognise, but with a Shetland twist.

After first coming to Shetland from France in 2006 to study, Alexa Fitzgibbon spent the best part of the next seven years studying Shetland culture. Lawrence was the first person she met there and it was the beginning of a solid friendship. Drawing ink illustrations throughout high school, she has kept up the passion alongside her love of photography.

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