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Stories of ghosts and witchcraft to chill the nerves and intrigue the imagination…
400+ castles of Scotland with hundreds of illustrations and much much more…
£3.95 including FREE postage to UK
She drank the red blood from him ran
Old Scottish ballads and poems tell gripping stories of foul murder, wanton bloodshed and poisonings, betrayal and vengeance, incest and infanticide, heart-felt longing and sorrow, all in a lively and an accessible style.
Scotland’s Bloody Ballads features a carefully chosen selection of 21 of the most engrossing, grisly and tragic ballads. These are written in Scots, most of which is still in everyday use, and a full glossary of words is included, along with the story – based on real events or imagined – behind each of the ballads.
He put it tae his ruby lips, and the rank poison gaed in
The Twa Corbies
Lord Thomas and Fair Annet
Sir Patrick Spens
The Border Widow’s Lament
Johnie Faa: the Gypsy Laddie
The Gay Goss Hawk
Lord Thomas and Lady Margaret
Bessie Bell and Mary Gray
Helen of Kirkconnel
Edom o’ Gordon
The Dowie Houms o’ Yarrow
The Deamon Lover
The Bonnie Earl o’ Moray
Some Notes of Pronounciation
Series: Scotland the Grave
Extent: 96 text pp
Illus: b&w drawings + photos
Dimensions: 180 mm high x 110 mm wide x 5 mm thick
Printed by Bell and Bain in Glasgow, Scotland