Tales Told in Tents

Tales Told in Tents

Stories from Central Asia

By Sally Pomme Clayton; Sophie Herxheimer

Frances Lincoln Ltd, Paperback, 9781845072780, 60pp.

Publication Date: July 2010


Why are some carpets magic? What is a wish-tree? And where can the fountain of eternal life be found? The answers to these and many other intriguing questions can be found in acclaimed storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton's enchanting journey through Central Asia. On her travels throughout the region, Pomme has accumulated a wealth of folklore and knowledge of nomadic cultures. These 12 exotic retellings of stories related to the author in storytelling tents, combined with Sophie Herxheimer's brilliantly patterned artwork, reveal the richness of the little-known, faraway lands of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.