Shropshire Folktales For Children, Amy Douglas

Received Honors in the 2019 Storytelling World Awards

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This is a children’s book. But it is for real children. It is a book of buried treasure, people-eating giants, sleeping kings and a monster fish. There’s fire, wee, milk and missing body parts. It’s a book that’s got the bits adults don’t like left in. These are stories of Shropshire. They are old and wild, like the land itself. If you like giants having their heads lopped off, girls who won’t do what they’re told, knights fighting with lances, one-armed ghosts and grumpy witches, then this is the book for you.

‘I recently bought a copy of your book, ‘Shropshire Folk Tales for children’ and I think it’s excellent. All the tales we know and love, and a few we haven’t heard, told in a brilliant accessible way for children. As we are looking into local tales this half term, I have recommended that the parents purchase it too, as we’d like to base some of our learning around it.’  Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth

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  • Shropshire Folktales, Amy Douglas

    A collection of 30 stories from all over Shropshire

  • Received Honours in the 2014 Storytelling World Awards
    Amy Douglas Shropshire Folk Tales
  • In places, Shropshire has traditional patchwork fields and hedgerows; in others, small villages and market towns with black and white half-timbered buildings. But it also has places that are still wild – hills where heather and bracken cling to the rocks while peewits call overhead and strange rock formations jut to the sky, casting their shadows over the countryside below. The thirty stories in this new collection have grown out of the county’s diverse landscapes: tales of the strange and macabre; memories of magic and other worlds; proud recollections of folk history; stories to make you smile, sigh and shiver. Moulded by the land, weather and generations of tongues wagging, these traditional tales are full of Shropshire wit and wisdom, and will be enjoyed time and again.
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    English Folktales, Dan Keding and Amy Douglas

‘Winner of the 2007 Storytelling World Award for best storytelling collection’   This collection of traditional English folktales reflects the depth and diversity of the folk heritage of England, and illustrates the ties between stories, land, and people.

I.S.B.N: 1-59158-260-1 Pages: 256 Publication: 30/10/2005
Published by Libraries Unlimited

 Memories of Pontcysyllte

A book of reminiscences and photographs collected during ‘Voices around the Aqueduct’, a nine month reminiscence residency, celebrating the memories of people living around the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Amy Douglas and Fiona Collins, Tempus Publishing Ltd., 2006, ISBN 0-7524-3770-4

Evesham Voices
A book of reminiscences collected during a project funded by Wychaven District Council and West Midlands Arts.  A unique record of Evesham life in the 20th century.

Evesham Voices, Genevieve Tudor and Amy Douglas, Tempus Publishing Ltd., 2000, ISBN 0-7524-2092-5 

Stories of Shropshire
A CD of stories and riddles from Shropshire with music from Alistair Gillies.

Highly recommended – Singout! Magazine