Pembrokeshire Folk Tales by Christine Willison
Pembrokeshire, often referred to as `Gwlad yr Hud’ (the Enchanted Land), is home to a rich and diverse collection of tales – from the ancient saga of the Mabinogion, and stories of Owain Glyndwr, to accounts of smugglers, haunted vessels and pirates. The village of Brynberian has been tormented by the gigantic and frightful Afanc; fishermen from St Dogmaels have been forewarned of storms by mermaids; and captivating princesses have been kidnapped from Cilgerran Castle. These stories, beautifully illustrated by the author, bring to life the landscape of the county’s spectacular coastline and rolling hills. Christine Willison has told stories all over the world since 1982, when she created and ran `Bookbug’, bringing books and stories to schoolchildren across East Anglia. She tells yarns from many traditions in schools, arts centres, stately homes and parks.