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Folktales of the British Isles

Folktales of the British Isles by Kevin Crossley-Holland

A miscellaneous collection. Tales of fairies, fairy tales, ghost stories, tales of heroes, legends, jocular tales. . . .

If you are looking for one of those types, you may have to read through them all, because they are organized by themes that sometimes cross them. Some are literary -- we have the nasty old woman variant of "Goldilocks" and the "Jack and the Beanstalk" where the giant had robbed Jack's father. Some are in dialect that can be hard to read.

Many interesting ones.
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