Rivers and streams sculpt our landscape, and have
connected our communities throughout history, from mountain to estuary and to
the wide sea beyond. They give us water and food, trade and transport – yet they
have a life-force all of their own.
In this collection of traditional folk tales from wild rivers, lakes, and streams, Lisa Schneidau retells old stories of danger and transformation, of river goddesses, ghosts and the mysterious creatures that dwell in the watery arteries of Britain and Ireland.