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Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain
Legends, folktales and traditions are set in the context of the individual locations from which they spring.The book details how the myths came into being, how they changed in the telling over generations, and how finally they came to form such an important part of Britain's heritage.
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Salem House Publishers
(first published August 15th 1985)
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Jun 28, 2015 Richard Bartholomew rated it it was amazing
This is an engaging compendium of British folktales and legends, drawing on a wide range of literary reminiscences, antiquarian studies, and medieval chronicles. The material is arranged by location, with each chapter representing a particular region, but many of the entries are actually short essays that explore a particular theme. The author guides the reader through the various sources (descriptions of which are given at the back of the book), often quoting at length, but the scholarship is w ...more