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The People Of The Sea: Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk (Paperback)
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The People Of The Sea: Celtic Tales of the Seal-Folk (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 06/02/2001
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David Thomson visited the remote sea coasts of the Scottish Isles and the West of Ireland on journeys in search of the legends of the selchies - mythological creatures who transform from seals into humans. A magical world emerged, in which men are rescued by seals in stormy seas, take seal-women for their wives and have their children suckled by seal-mothers. Mysterious and fascinating, these stories retain their spellbinding charm through Thomson's beautiful prose. The People of the Sea is a timeless and haunting book, rich in rewards and surprises.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781841951072
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 16 mm
Edition: Main

Readers will be carried away on successive waves of pleasure . . . these stories have an irresistible holistic beauty -- Seamus Heaney
A splendid resurrection of a life that has almost vanished * * Daily Telegraph * *
I know of few books which so ably open a window on the Gaelic scene today or which so faithfully reflect the mind, vigour and courtesy of its people . . . Pounds on the imagination like surf on a reef * * The Observer * *

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“Beautiful account of seal lore”

'The People of the Sea' is a documentation of what I can only assume is now a lost land: the outer edges of Scotland and Ireland; the outer edges of civilisation. ‘Documentation’, though, is far too dry a... More

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