Dundonald Tales: gothic fiction inspired by Scottish history

May 11, 2018|
Dundonald Tales: gothic fiction inspired by Scottish history by Suzy A. Kelly
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Enter this short collection and immerse yourself in the dark side of an ancient Scottish village:

  • where the Baba Witch hunts for lost children in the forest,
  • where spiders torment sinners in the castle dungeon,
  • where the Devil rides with the Highlees Witches,
  • where dead smugglers seek revenge on the living,
  • and where Lady Eglinton of Auchans trains her rats to dance

The village of Dundonald lies on the west coast of Scotland in Ayrshire, 30 miles south of Glasgow. Its central hill, first settled in the Bronze Age, is the site of a Royal Stewart castle.

Dundonald directly experienced the Wars of Independence, the Reformation, witch trials, Covenanters, and the smuggling trade. As such, it is rich in archaeology and industrial heritage as well as the Scots language, literature, and folklore.

Each of these five gothic tales is followed by a short essay on its historical inspiration and concludes with an extensive bibliography.

Suzy A. Kelly was born in Ayrshire. Her work is rooted in the folklore, history, and languages of Scotland. She is prose winner of the 2017 Imprint Writing Awards and holds an MLitt in Creative Writing (Distinction) from the University of Glasgow. Her work has been published in Gutter and by the British Fantasy Society. In 2018, her s...
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Title:Dundonald Tales: gothic fiction inspired by Scottish historyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:62 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.13 inShipping dimensions:62 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.13 inPublished:May 11, 2018Publisher:Suzy A. KellyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1999663802

ISBN - 13:9781999663803

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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