Book's ID card
Title : Petites Histoires de...Brocéliande
Year : 2010
My edition : Terres de Brume
Side note :
17 stories/tales, each related to a famous site in the forest.
A map of the forest is waiting for you at the beginning of the book !
As we approach HALLOWEEN, I think it's appropriate for me to tell you stories about the most magical place in my country. Brocéliande today has nothing to do with Brocéliande from the tales of old and the legends. A long time ago, for moons and moons, the forest occupied the central part of Brittany. (see maps above) Of course, this is still the case today, but it is much less extensive. That is why, the gates between worlds opening, I wish to revive the golden age of this beautiful forest through the words of bards and storytellers.
Since these are tales, I can not tell you about their authors because they are all different. I would have liked to be able to tell you more about Sylvie Ferdinand, storyteller specialized in Celtic legends, and woman having collected the stories for this edition; but I did not find enough information about her. So, I'm going to talk about Brocéliande, the main character of all these little stories.
◊ Its real name is the Paimpont Forest (silent T at Paimpont folks). Brocéliande is the name given by poets and bards.
◊ It is nowadays a private forest for most of it.
◊ Endangered. Indeed, since 2004, a harmful project saw light. A landfill site for permanent and non-treatable waste within the forest ... (more info below)
MY THREE FAVOURITE TALES :
◊ Cultures Keeper, because it gives an insight on the merging between the "Old Religion" and the catholic one.
◊ Korrigans' Week, because it takes you on a journey to the world of these little mischievous, but O so fairy tale like, creatures. (they'll visit us shortly on the blog !)
◊ Merlin's Tomb, simply because it's Merlin. We love Merlin.
But to be perfectly honest, I love them all ! Each of the stories in this little book has the power to transport as much a neophyte to Bretonnic culture as a connoisseur.
For adults among my readership, I recommend you read one of these stories at night to your kids. They will make the time to Halloween go by faster, while immersing them in the wonders of this universe.
For the readership able to read by itself, I can only advise to go to a park, sit under a tree and savor this little hour just for yourself.
Happy reading to all,
See you next week for an even more appropriate book !