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Having heard and learned stories of Sgiath over the past many years, I felt that the time was right to put them down in print lest they be lost. GEORGE MACPHERSON Long ago in ancient Skye, a queen is born in a storm... From the depths of Scottish folklore emerges Sgiath, an ancient warrior queen of Skye. Also known as Scathach or Sgathaich, Skye and Dunscaith Castle - her home on the island all those years ago - are said to have been named after her. Follow her incredible journey as she turns from ordinary village girl to leader of a great army of warriors, conquering her opponents and bringing education to all. Magic and myth interweave with history in this epic tale of ancient oral storytelling that is inspirational for our modern times.
|Publication date:||15th August 2019|
|Publisher:||Luath Press Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Myth & legend told as fiction, Folklore, myths & legends,|
George W. Macpherson is from Skye and has collected traditional stories from the age of three. He has become one the best known traditional storytellers in Scotland. He has been previously published in several magazines and has appeared on TV and radio in the UK (BBC, STV, BSkyB), Australia, Germany (GDR), US History Channel, Japanese television, and has performed and lectured for many prestigious venues and institutions, including: Yale University and the Edinburgh Festival (first ever Scottish storyteller). In 1997/8 he provided the story that opened the Commonwealth Heads of State Convention in Edinburgh. He also appears at the Skye Storytelling ...More About George Macpherson