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Welsh Folk Tales

by Peter Stevenson - £12.99  The History Press Ltd (2017)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9780750966047 | ISBN 10: 0750966041

This book, a selection of folk tales, true tales, tall tales, myths, gossip, legends and memories, celebrates and honours unique Welsh stories.
 
Some are well known, others from forgotten manuscripts or out-of-print volumes, and some are contemporary oral tales. They reflect the diverse tradition of storytelling, and the many meanings of ‘chwedlau’. If someone says, ‘Chwedl Cymraeg?’ they are asking, ‘Do you speak Welsh?' and ‘Do you tell a tale in Welsh?’
 
Here is the root of storytelling, or ‘chwedleua’, in Wales. It is part of conversation. This book, one to linger over and to treasure, keeps these ancient tales alive by retelling them for a new audience.

(Price & availability last checked: May 2017)

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In booklists: Mythology, Folklore, Fairy Tales and Legends, Welsh Folklore and Mythology,
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