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Tales of the Cairds

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In these magical tales of the Celts, Cameron does for old world mythology what she has done for new world myths in her best-selling Daughters of Copper Woman and Dzelarhons. Cameron adds wit and common sense to symbolism and to the mysteries of life and creation.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Harbour Publishing
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I checked Anne Cameron's Tales of the Cairds out of the Hamilton Public Library in 2012, as the title looked both interesting and right up my alley so to speak. And yes, if I were just to consider the nine retold and reimagined mostly Irish (Celtic) folk and fairy tales in and of themselves, and simply as original stories, I would most likely be ranking Tales of the Cairds with three or perhaps even four stars (as Anne Cameron is most definitely a talented writer and her stories are indeed inter ...more
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Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very lighthearted look at Celtic myths in this book of short stories. Of course , being written by Anne Cameron, the tone is definitely pro-women, pro-environment and humourous. The first story, which recounts the origin of the Cairds, (Travellers, Gypsies), although very funny, is very touching in its telling. Humour is often followed by deadly serious passages. The last piece tells the story of how the Celtic Magic people came to Canada's West Coast. The appendix consists of a small dictiona ...more
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I'm so glad I found this book this summer in a used bookstore in Victoria. Reading these tales of strong women, magic people and nonconformists was a balm for my soul. ...more
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Barbara Anne Cameron (born August 20, 1938 in Nanaimo, British Columbia) is a Canadian novelist, poet, screenwriter and short story writer.

Cameron legally changed her name from her birth name, Barbara Cameron, to Cam Hubert and later changed her name from Cam Hubert to Anne Cameron. She has written under these names.

Much of her work is inspired by Northwest Coast First Nations' mythology and cultu

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