Icelandic Folk Tales

Hjoerleifur Helgi Stefansson


The finest and most authentic collection of Icelandic folk tales to be published in the English language
Released on November 02, 2020
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This Land
by Owen Jones

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Iceland is a land where stories are as important as history. When Vikings settled the island they brought their tales with them. Every rock, hot spring and waterfall seems to have its own tale: cruel man-eating trolls rub shoulders with beautiful elves whose homes are hidden from mortal view, whilst vengeful ghosts envy the living, seeking to drag lost loves into their graves. Many of the stories in this collection are classic Icelandic tales, while others are completely new to English translation. Hjoerleifur is typically Icelandic and grew up hearing stories from his grandparents. He is dedicated to breathing fresh life into the stories he loves. He lives in his native Borgarnes, and also spends a lot of time in Scotland, where he is becoming renowned in the Scottish storytelling circuit.
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Book publisherThe History Press Ltd
Publication date2 Nov 2020
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