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Folk Tales of the Night
Folk Tales of the Night

Folk Tales of the Night

Stories for Campfires, Bedtime and Nocturnal Adventures


Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, (CA $33.99) (US $24.99)

Publication Date: July 2024

ISBN 9781803990392

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Jul 2024)


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Who knew about the Moon being captured by Dartmoor pixies, the dauntless and devious serving-girl, or the sleeping sovereign deep beneath the Earth?

Star stories and creature tales, good-old-fashioned ghost stories together with traditional narratives about how the night became, kindle the fires of our imagination and deepen our acquaintance with the dark in this compendium of stories to tell out loud.

Filtered through the wild imaginations and indigenous tongues of storytellers from all over the world, this collection is rewritten and represented here by a master storyteller from the UK, who has been spinning nocturnal narratives around the campfire for 3 decades.

This is a delicious midnight feast of 'tales from the darkside’ to fascinate, terrify, enchant and inform about the night-time realm.

Author Biography

Chris Salisbury is a professional storyteller who has been telling stories around the campfire and leading nightwalks for 27 years. He co-founded the Westcountry and Oxford Storytelling Festivals, and founded WildWise ( in 1999 after many years as education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. He directs the acclaimed ‘Call of the Wild’ leaders’ course as well as ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, a rewilding adventure. His first book Wild Nights Out: The Magic of Exploring the Outdoors at Night (foreword: Chris Packham) has received rave reviews.