Mermaids (CD audiobook)
Read by Tracey Norman. Running time approximately 2 1/2 hours.
MERMAIDS are blessed with one tail or two, as happy in freshwater as salt, and share an ancestry that stretches from the classical past to the present – a line of descent which predates Homer’s sirens and will outlive those bloodthirsty nymphs in the Pirates of the Caribbean.
Sophia Kingshill has written the history of a unique family tree, travelling back 3,000 years to discover the enduring myths and the vibrant folklore that continue to enchant us and ensure the mermaid’s survival.
Sophia Kingshill is co-author of ‘The Lore of Scotland’ and ‘The Fabled Coast’, an examination of British and Irish sea legends, both written in collaboration with the late Jennifer Westwood. She also writes for the theatre and her plays on subjects such as the Brontës, William Morris and Sinbad have been performed in Scotland, England and Norway.