Woodland Folk Tales

Woodland Folk Tales

Lisa Schneidau


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Once upon a time, most of Britain and Ireland was covered in woodland. Many of the trees have been cleared, but our connection with the wildwood remains. It is a place of danger, adventure and transformation, where anything could happen.Here is a collection of traditional folk tales of oak, ash and thorn; of hunting forests and rebellion, timber and triumph in battle, wild ghosts and woodwoses. Lisa Schneidau retells some of the old stories and relates them to the trees and forests in the landscape of our islands today.


Lisa Schneidau:
Lisa Schneidau has an MSc in Ecology and has worked for the last 20 years for Wildlife Trusts across the UK, in roles including farm advisor, botanical surveyor, political lobbyist and spokesperson, and conservation director. She also been storytelling proefssionally for about 12 years. She now divides her time between storytelling projects and managing wildlife projects for Devon Wildlife Trust. Her storytelling work includes evening performance, school training and classroom projects, and developing approaches to link story and the environment. She leads the Dartmoor and South Devon story circles and lives in Moretonhampstead, Devon.