Favourite traditional stories for you to enjoy and tell.


The Hymn of the Robe of Glory. An ancient Syrian tale of great beauty and profundity. It has long been recognised as telling the story of the soul, and bears great resemblance to elements of many later tales.

The Pentamerone, by Giambattista Basile. A classic but long-neglected large collection of folktales from 17th century Italy, told within a frame-story, with beautiful illustrations.


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