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The Jews have long lived in Britain. They arrived with William the Conqueror and were accountants to his son, William Rufus. Here are tales from the time of Joseph of Arimathea arriving in Cornwall through to the present-day tales being told in communities across the country, all incorporating the wit and magic of a rich and varied culture successfully integrated into Brit ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 1st 2020 by The History Press
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Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy of this book. This in no way influenced my opinion.

Really enjoyed reading this collection of folklore! It’s combination of history and fairy tale really provided a wonderful map of the UK full of magic and mystery. With the usual themes of didacticism mixed in amongst the magic, these stories felt at once familiar and new, and were a joy to read. The snippets of background history before each story were an extra additional love, and really helped
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As a Jewish woman, who also recently found out that she's 20% British, I thought that Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland was an amazing find. I love folklore, and I know so little about where the stories of my culture come from. Unfortunately, I ended up being a bit disappointed with Liz Berg's work.

Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland is divided by different areas of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Before each story, Berg gives a brief overview of the history of the Jewish peoples tha
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Jackie Taylor
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely read - engaging, warm and poignant. The tales - some old, some brought up to date -are beautifully told with a lightness of touch that hooks you and draws you in. This is a perfect book to dip in and out of, with each story standing alone, but its strength comes from the collection as a whole - it opened a window for me into Jewish communities and their histories and culture, not just in our big cities, but in unexpected places such as Dawlish, Ramsgate and Truro. Very interesti ...more
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