Tales from Denmark
The first of many, Tales from Denmark starts a fascinating series of books featuring folk tales from Denmark . . . .
Tales from Denmark, More Tales from Denmark, The Ghost on Horseback, Three Pieces of good Advice and The Soldier and Mr Scratch
are collections of wonderful folk stories hitherto unavailable to English speaking audiences.
The stories are brim full of shrewd observations, humour, invention and down to earth advice and are as relevant today as when they were told over a century ago.
Danish Folk Tales is a series of books that shares a unique collection of tales that have been collated from the rich history of Danish story telling. The collection is derived from stories told by farmers, peasants and labourers who would tell these tales to their families and friends as a form of escapism from bleak working and living conditions. Story telling was a form of entertainment, a way of bringing light to a dark day. Over many years the stories were collated by various enthusiasts whose interest was to share these unique tales. Stephen Badman and John Herbert have spent many years researching the origins of the tales and have translated them into English. Through their dedication they are able to share these very unique tales.