Shropshire Folk Tales

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In places Shropshire has traditional patchwork fields and hedgerows, in others small villages and market towns with black and white timbered buildings. But it also has places that are still wild, hills where the heather and bracken cling to the rocks while peewits call overheard and strange rock formations jut up to the sky, casting their shadows over the countryside below. The thirty stories in this new collection have grown out of that land: tales of the strange and macabre; memories of magic and otherworlds; proud recollections of folk history; stories to make you smile, sigh and shiver. Molded by the land, weather and generations of tongues wagging, these traditional tales are full of Shropshire wit and wisdom, and will be enjoyed time and again.


Amy Douglas discovered storytelling at the age of 14, and has become a devotee of the art. In 1998 she was elected a director of the Society for Storytelling. She has appeared on local and national radio, and has been featured in the national press. Amy has enhancing literature development in schools by working with reading groups. She is the author of Evesham Voices and Memories of Pontcysyllte, and she co-authored English Folktales.