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  1. Kate Forsyth has retold two folktales beautifully, in a traditional Scottish storytelling style that is both rich in language and in depth. The first tale, 'The Selkie Bride', tells of a young laird who sets his eyes upon the Selkie Folk dancing on the shore. They are seals who shed their skin to become human. At first glance he falls in love with a beautiful, long-haired Selkie woman, and steals her and her seal skin so that she marry him. The woman lives unhappily, and the pair eventually have [...]

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