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London Folk Tales.

Author: Helen East
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2011.
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The Folk Tales series, compiled by celebrated storytellers, gathers together tales from the oral tradition in book form. The selection of 30 tales and legends from the deepest corners of the area should reflect the wisdom of the countryside and its people, formed from early attempts to explain the natural and spiritual world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
East, Helen.
London Folk Tales.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen East
ISBN: 9780752478470 0752478478
OCLC Number: 819604846
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Foreword by Steve Roud; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Alba to Brutus; 2 Bran the Blessed; 3 Boudicca; 4 London Bridge; 5 William I and Sons; 6 Rahere; 7 Witch Well; 8 Gilbert Becket's Crusade; 9 Legends of Thomas à Becket; 10 Blind Beggar's Daughter; 11 Dick Whittington; 12 Ghosts in Good Company; 13 St Uncumber's Shoes; 14 The Inns of Court; 15 The Lambeth Pedlar; 16 Rebecca and the Ring; 17 Light-Hearted Highwayman; 18 Lodger of Soho Square; 19 Becky of Bedlam; 20 Lucky Sweep; 21 Wonderful Wife; 22 Tea-leaves, Oysters and Shysters; 23 Tosher's Tale. 24 Room for One More25 Gadgets and Girlfriends; 26 Streatham Wife; 27 Snakes Alive and Pubs Past; 28 Bike Hikers; 29 Secret Cooking Pot; Notes; Bibliography; Copyright.

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Revisit old friends and discover new ones in this wonderful selection of London folk tales - as light and dark, and as full of unexpected twists, as the streets of London itself.  Read more...

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