Wild Folk: Tales from the Stones

By Jackie Morris and Tamsin Abbott

An exquisite collection of shape-shifting tales from two magical artist-storytellers.

Illustrated | Nature
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First Edition Hardback

A first edition of the hardback of 120 pages with c. 30 illustrations. Printed in full colour on 140 gsm uncoated paper, head/tail bands, silk ribbon marker and designed endpapers.

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Seven Postcards

A first edition hardback plus seven postcards featuring prints from the book designed by Tamsin and available exlusively from Unbound.

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Read With a Friend

Two copies of the book signed by Jackie and Tamsin and sent to a single address.

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Wild Tales Bundle

A first edition hardback signed by Tamsin and Jackie plus a copy of The Wild Swans and East of the Sun, West of the Moon, each signed by Jackie.

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Wild Folk Book Group

Five copies of the first edition hardback signed by Jackie and Tamsin ands shipped to a single address.

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Book & Print Bundle

First edition signed hardback plus three limited edition signed giclée prints on museum quality fine-art 280gsm paper derived from Tamsin's original stained glass paintings for the book. Each print strictly limited to 100.  ONLY 7 AVAILABLE

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Wayland Print

First edition signed hardback plus a limited edition signed giclée print on museum quality fine-art 280gsm paper derived from 'Wayland' one of Tamsin's original stained glass paintings for the book. Prints strictly limited to 100.  ONLY 14 AVAILABLE

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Tir-na-nog Print

First edition signed hardback plus a limited edition signed giclée print on museum quality fine-art 280gsm paper derived from 'Tir-na-nog' one of Tamsin's original stained glass paintings for the book. Prints strictly limited to 100.  ONLY 14 AVAILABLE

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Tamsin's Studio Visit

A chance to see Jackie and Tamsin at work at Tamsin's outdoor studio in rural Herefordshire. The ticket is for 2 people (both over 18 years of age) and includes a half day spent in the studio, two signed copies of the hardback, a delicious lunch and a signed print.
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Photo: Seven Fables

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Jackie's Studio Visit 2

A chance to see Jackie and Tamsin at work at Jackie's cottage in coastal Pembrokeshire. The ticket is for 2 people (both over 18 years of age) and includes a half day spent in the studio, a delicious lunch and a walk to a nearby standing stone plus signed copies of the first edition hardback and Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone and a gilded stone.
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Photo: Seven Fables

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WILD FOLK is a beautifully illustrated sequence of seven tales, marking the first book length collaboration between the storyteller artists, Tamsin Abbott and Jackie Morris.

Each of the seven tales are fables of transformation and power, summoned from the ancient stones beneath our feet and transformed by word and image into portals between past and future. The tales are neither new nor old. They are full of ‘wild folk’, shape-shifting spirits that carry the energy that connects all things.

In its pages you will meet selkies and salmon and the Black Fox, as big as a wolf and so fast and cunning she drives the Lord of the Manor to madness and oblivion; the woman of flowers who is happier living as an owl; the boy who learns to feel the songs and stories of trees through his skin; Wayland, the crippled smith who can hammer metal to such airy thinness he makes his own wings; and the great white raven, a bird so rare it awakens the king who sleeps beneath the stones of the wild west cliffs of Wales. 

This a book made to be looked at and held (it might be the first time stained glass images have been created specifically to illustrate a book). Tamsin paints on glass, the most mysterious stone of all, used for centuries to tell stories to people who couldn’t read or write. A story painted on glass is something you can look at and look through, sometimes both at once.

It brings together Jackie’s words and Tamsin’s images, but the stories come from both. It is a true collaboration born out of friendship and hope. These are tales to make you see, listen and most of all feel the wild magic that links stone, tree, fox and star.

 Image credits: Illustrations by Tamsin Abbott. Video by Seven Fables. Book designs, cover and other images are for illustrative purposes and may differ from final design.

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First Edition Hardback

A first edition of the hardback of 120 pages with c. 30 illustrations. Printed in full colour on 140 gsm uncoated paper, head/tail bands, silk ribbon marker and designed endpapers.

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  • Your name in the back of the book
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