Tales for the Telling: Irish Folk and Fairy Stories by Edna O'Brien
By Edna O'Brien
In stories for the Telling you'll meet giants and leprechauns, heroes and princessesEdna O'Brien's number of twelve quintessentially Irish tales of affection and excessive deeds, that have been handed from iteration to iteration, are retold in her precise narrative type, brimming with magic and delusion, nonsense and naughtiness.
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In stories for the Telling you'll meet giants and leprechauns, heroes and princessesEdna O'Brien's choice of twelve quintessentially Irish tales of affection and excessive deeds, that have been handed from new release to new release, are retold in her special narrative sort, brimming with magic and fable, nonsense and naughtiness.
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