• Old Tales Told Again by A. H. Watson

Told Again – Old Tales Told Again – Illustrated by A. H. Watson


Told Again – Old Tales Told Again – Illustrated by A. H. Watson

Told Again; Old Tales Told Again was compiled by Walter de la Mare, and contains illustrations by A. H. Watson. It is a wonderful collection of traditional fairy tales, including favourites such as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, ‘Bluebeard’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ and ‘Snow-White.’ Walter de la Mare (1873 – 1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, best remembered for his works for children, and his poem ‘The Listeners.’ He composed many short-story collections, though folkloric tales were a particular fascination.

This edition of Old Tales Told Again is accompanied by the drawings of Alice Helena Watson (1896 – 1984); a graceful and unique illustrator. Watson largely focused on children’s and nursery tales, but also provided illustrations for dust-jackets, magazines, and other one-off pieces. Her sinuous black-and white illustrations further refine and enhance the carefully collated stories of De La Mare – making this a book to delight both young and old alike.


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