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Norfolk folk tales for children
Dave Tonge
Paperback / softback
The History Press
UK Publication Date

From dark dangerous dogs and wily wicked wyrms, to poor penniless pedlars and lanky, long-limbed lads, Norfolk is steeped in stories. Some had their beginnings here, growing in the telling until they were as big as Norfolk's skies. Others were brought here by travellers from far away - even Viking raiders long ago. Stories that in time would change to suit our Norfolk ways, for as everyone knows - we do different!This is a collection of tales reworked and rewritten by Dave Tonge so that children might learn something of this most special county: its places and people, its strange and wondrous dialect.In this collection of stories, each introduced with snippets of local history, we journey to a place where fact, fiction, truth and lies become as one.

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DAVE TONGE is a professional Norfolk storyteller who performs at schools, museums, heritage sites and festivals. As well as performances, he runs workshops and has recently spent six weeks training at a Norwich school, focusing on Norfolk stories.
In 2016 Dave took part in a festival of storytelling run by Norfolk Library Service which also included Norfolk tales, and was employed by Waveney Arts to lead sessions on East Anglian stories. He also developed the story of the 'Ludham Dragon,' for a Norfolk charity. He wrote Tudor Tales for The History Press in 2015.

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Tales - England - Norfolk.|Folklore - England - Norfolk.|Norfolk (England) - Social life and customs - Juvenile literature.
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