Tales Told in Tents: Stories from Central Asia (Paperback)

Stories from Central Asia

By Sally Pomme Clayton, Sophie Herxheimer

Frances Lincoln Ltd, 9781845072780, 60pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 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 Sally Pomme Clayton's enchanted storytelling journey through Central Asia. On her travels in the region, Sally 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 Central Asia.Follow the trials and triumphs of a British mother of three living in Kazakhstan of Big Beluga Baby by clicking here

About the Author

Acclaimed storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton cofounded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton, spearheading the revival of storytelling in the U.K. She tours throughout Britain, often performing at the British Museum, the Barbican, and the National Gallery. She was a Royal Literary Fellow at the University of Westminster and City and Guilds of London Art School. The author of Tales Told in Tents, Amazons!, Persephone, and Rama and Sita, she currently teaches at Rose Bruford College in London, where she lives.