Irish Folk and Fairy Tales
By Michael Scott
Why this book?
When I was researching my own book, a local librarian found a copy of this title for me. The book was out of print but contained some wonderful retellings of fairy tales from Ireland. What I loved about the book was that some of the tales were new to me and I haven’t come across many of them since. Even at that early stage of his writing life, Scott wrote expertly. It’s no wonder he went on to have a very successful career as an author. His Tuatha Dé Danann stories inspired my own tale, "Nuada of the Silver Arm" and Scott even gave me permission to adapt his story "The Shoemaker and Himself" into my own tale, "Jack and the Man in Black".
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