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Norfolk Folk Tales [Paperback]

Hugh Lupton
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13 May 2013 Folk Tales
Norfolk is steeped in story. Whether we are treading fields, fens, beaches or streets, the landscape is pregnant with secret histories. The collective imagination of countless generations has populated the county with ghosts, saints, witches, pharisees, giants and supernatural beasts. Stories have evolved around historical characters, with Horatio Nelson, Oliver Cromwell, Anne Boleyn, Tom Paine and King Edmund becoming larger than life in folk-memory. This book is a celebration of the deep connection between a place and its people. For thirty years Hugh Lupton has been a central figure in the British storytelling revival. He tells myths, legends and folk-tales from many cultures, but his particular passion is for the hidden layers of the English landscape and the stories and ballads that give voice to them. He has written poetry, several collections of folktales, and one novel, The Ballad of John Clare. He lives in Norfolk.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (13 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752479423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752479422
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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HUGH LUPTON, who lives in Aylsham, Norfolk, is one of the best known professional storytellers in the county. He began his career in 1981 and spent twelve years touring Britain with the Company of Storytellers . Since the mid-nineties he has worked as a solo performer and has published twelve novels to date. He has his own website: www.hughlupton.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars norfolk 24 Mar 2014
By yvonne
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Its a good book if you like books about Norfolk..There are some interesting tales that anyone would like to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Norfolk Folk Tales 4 Jan 2014
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Bought as a Christmas present for someone from Norfolk. Went down well. Surprised that I can keep finding stuff from Norfolk.
Luckily not difficult here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Little gem 17 Nov 2013
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This book is well made and feels good to hold. The tales are told in a lively manner, with good background for students of folklore. Hugh Lupton writes as he narrates live. We need more books like this. Perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Star Package! 6 Aug 2013
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An excellent collection, well presented, of tales from this intriguing and ancient county.
Hugh Lupton needs little introduction, well known in this genre, this book will make fascinating reading,
and a great stocking filler for christmas, or as a birthday present
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5.0 out of 5 stars Folk tales told by a master 31 July 2013
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Folk tales as folk tales should be with a personalised touch from an experienced, expert story teller. Could only be bettered by hearing Hugh Lupton telling them live.
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