Scotland the Strange: Weird Tales from Storied Lands (British Library Hardback Classics) (Hardcover)

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Something was coming down the tide. It came down as quiet as a sleeping bairn, straight for him as he sat with his horse breasting the waters, and as it came the moon crept out of a cloud and he saw a glint of yellow hair.

From misty moors, crags and clifftops comes a hoard of eighteen strange tales gathered by Johnny Mains, award-winning anthologist and editor of the British Library anthology Celtic Weird. Sourced from Scotland’s storied literary heritage and bustling with witches, ghosts, devils and merfolk, this selection celebrates the works of treasured Scottish writers such as John Buchan, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dorothy K. Haynes and Neil M. Gunn alongside rare pieces by lesser-known authors – including two tales translated from Scots Gaelic.

Brooding in the borderlands where strange folklore, bizarre mythology and twentieth-century hauntings meet, this volume promises chills and shivers as keen and fresh as the wind-whipped wilds of Scotland.

About the Author

Johnny Mains is an award-winning editor renowned for recovering lost stories from the archives. His focus for the past few years has been stories by female authors, many of which have been published in the Black Shuck Books anthologies A Suggestion of Ghosts and An Obscurity of Ghosts. Mains has also edited collections of the best contemporary British Horror, and co-edited the Dead Funny anthologies of short stories by contemporary comedians with Robin Ince.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780712354547
ISBN-10: 0712354549
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Publication Date: October 1st, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: British Library Hardback Classics