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    Publisher: Birlinn

    Tales From Barra: told by the Coddy

    £7.99
    A warm book of folklore and tales told by one of the most well known storytellers of the Western Isles
    ISBN: 9781912476176
    AuthorJ.L. Campbell
    Pub Date10/05/2018
    BindingPaperback
    Pages160
    Availability: In Stock

    The Coddy was one of the most renowned storytellers and characters of the Western Isles at the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth and

    beyond, and was the inspiration for Compton MacKenzie's Whisky Galore. His warmth and personality shine through these stories, which are a

    wonderful mix of myth, tradition and anecdote.

    This edition includes a large number of traditional tales told in the inimitable style of The Coddy, grouped in a number of themed sections:

    Tales of the Macneils of Barra and Other Lairds - The MacLeods of Dunvegan - The Laird of Boisdale - Stories of Olden Times - Ecclesiastical

    Traditions - Place-names - Tales of Treasure - Tales of Local Characters - Stories of the Politician - Stories of Sea Monsters - Fairies, Second

    Sight and Ghost Stories - Witchcraft.

    For any student of folklore, for anyone interested in the traditions and history of the islands, or for anyone who simply likes a tale well told, The

    Coddy is essential reading. This edition is enhanced with a plate section consisting of period photographs of the Western Isles and informative

    notes on The Coddy and his stories.

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    The Coddy was one of the most renowned storytellers and characters of the Western Isles at the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth and

    beyond, and was the inspiration for Compton MacKenzie's Whisky Galore. His warmth and personality shine through these stories, which are a

    wonderful mix of myth, tradition and anecdote.

    This edition includes a large number of traditional tales told in the inimitable style of The Coddy, grouped in a number of themed sections:

    Tales of the Macneils of Barra and Other Lairds - The MacLeods of Dunvegan - The Laird of Boisdale - Stories of Olden Times - Ecclesiastical

    Traditions - Place-names - Tales of Treasure - Tales of Local Characters - Stories of the Politician - Stories of Sea Monsters - Fairies, Second

    Sight and Ghost Stories - Witchcraft.

    For any student of folklore, for anyone interested in the traditions and history of the islands, or for anyone who simply likes a tale well told, The

    Coddy is essential reading. This edition is enhanced with a plate section consisting of period photographs of the Western Isles and informative

    notes on The Coddy and his stories.