Friday 25 January 2008

Scottish Myths & Legends

Tales of ghosties, ghoulies and long-legged beasties seemed just the thing to read on my train journey in to work today.

Scottish Myths & Legends, by Judy Hamilton, is a book I picked up at a charity shop a few months ago. Considering that it is Burns Night and time to enjoy all things Scottish, this seemed like the perfect time to start reading it.

The introduction explains that the book is meant to entertain - in keeping with Scotland's rich story-telling tradition - rather than be a serious analysis of the origin and sources of the stories. To be honest, I think that might be a welcome relief after finishing reading Celtic Mythology earlier this week, which was a little heavy going in places even though it was very interesting.

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