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“I wish that the Brown Bull of Ringlewood would come and carry me off.”

In this collection of folk and fairy tales from the Scottish Highlands, we are transported to an enchanted world of persecuted heroines and courageous heroes, scheming stepmothers and monstrous beasts, swan maidens and talking cats, murderous robbers and thieving giants, benevolent fairies and mysterious strangers, and much more...

Whether it is a tale of romance or revenge, legend or magic, this unabridged anthology - collected by the folklorist, Peter Buchan - has a story for everyone and is essential reading for lovers of classic Scottish folktales.


  • "The Red Etin" (ATU-303: "The Twins or Blood-Brothers") 
  • "The Young Prince" (ATU-851: "The Riddle of the Suitor") 
  • "The History of Mr Greenwood" (ATU-955: "The Robber Bridegroom") 
  • "The Cruel Stepmother" (ATU-706: "The Maiden Without Hands") 
  • "Rashen Coatie" (ATU-510B: "Unnatural Love" + ATU-511: "One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes") 
  • "The Brown Bull of Ringlewood" (ATU-425A: "The Search for the Lost Husband") 
  • "The Thriftless Wife" (ATU-1541: "For the Long Winter" + ATU-1653: "The Robbers Under a Tree") 
  • "Green Sleeves" (ATU-313: "The Magic Flight") 
  • "The Princess with the White Petticoat" (ATU-510: "Cinderella and Catskin" + ATU-886: "The Girl Who Could Not Keep the Secret") 
  • "The Black Cat" (ATU-326A: "Soul Released From Torment") 
  • "The Widow’s Son and the Old Man" (ATU-30: "The Ogre’s Heart in the Egg") 
  • "The Widow’s Son and the King’s Daughter" (ATU-300: "The Dragon Slayer") 
  • "The King of Morocco" (ATU-325: "The Magician and His Pupil") 
  • "The Princess of the Blue Mountains" (ATU-400: T"he Man on a Quest for His Lost Wife")
©2019 Rachel Louise Lawrence (P)2020 Blackdown Publications

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