The People Of The Sea

Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk

David Thomson, introduction by Seamus Heaney, foreword by David Thomson and Stewart
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Introduced by Seamus Heaney, The People of the Sea brings to life the legend of the mythical selchies, in beautiful, poetic prose.

When David Thomson took a journey to the sea coasts of Scotland and Ireland to seek out the legend of the selchies - mythological creatures who transform from seals into humans - a magical world emerged. Men were rescued by seals in stormy seas, took seal-women for their wives and had their children suckled by seal-mothers.

Timeless and haunting, The People of the Sea retains its spellbinding charm and brings to life the enchanting stories of these mysterious creatures of Celtic folklore.

Author bio:

David Thomson was born in India of Scottish parents in 1914. Much of his childhood was spent in the Scottish countryside, where his grandparents lived. He went on to study Modern History in Oxford, and joined the BBC in 1943, where he wrote and produced many distinguished radio programmes, including The Irish Storyteller series and a number of documentaries on animal folklore. He died in 1988.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781786892461
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: May 2018
Page Extent: 304
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Folklore, myths & legends


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