The Ballad of Young Tam Lin

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Also available from Patricia A. Leslie - her new urban paranormal romance novella, ALL THE ELEMENTS.

About the author:
Patricia A. Leslie, great-great-granddaughter of a bagpiper at Queen Victoria's court, is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, with a degree in cultural anthropology. She also holds an M.S. in metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. When she isn't writing, she paints and draws portraits of animals, working in watercolor, ink, or a combination of both. She lives with her husband and dogs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Besides marriage and dogs, her other hobbies include Scottish Country Dance, folk music, foreign films, and reading (mostly fantasy, science fiction and mystery). THE BALLAD OF YOUNG TAM LIN is the first in a family-saga series of fantasy-romance novels about the Randolph family's ongoing encounters with other-world Realms.

The Ballad of Young Tam Lin

Authored by Patricia A. Leslie

The place is the Scottish Borders. The time is 1790. Lady Janet Dunbar, just turned twenty, is a very proper young heiress, who has had a 'modern' education, and does not believe in tales about fairies and elves.

But now she is with child, gossips' tongues are wagging, her father the Earl is furious and has ordered her to keep to her chamber until she agrees to reveal her lover's name...

And Tam Lin -- the handsome, charming young gentleman to whom she so trustingly gave away her virtue on May Day -- has turned out to be the sworn consort of the Elf-Queen of Summerland.

Can anything else go wrong in Janet's neatly-planned life?

Well ... do Fairy-Folk dance in the woods?

THE BALLAD OF YOUNG TAM LIN is 461 pages of wit, romance, and lighthearted family drama. Strongly inspired by the original old Scottish ballad, set in 1790, and written in the spirit of Jane Austen as a historical comedy of manners, the story is blended with paranormal elements derived from real mythology, Celtic folklore, and contemporary metaphysical wisdom, with a dash of Shakespeare's 'Midsummer' blended in.

The traditional Scottish ballad of Tam Lin has inspired many re-tellings. This is the first to set the tale in the late 1700s, and the first to continue the story in an ongoing family-saga series of fantasy-romances, generation by generation.

This edition includes an appendix with a Scottish word glossary.

Publication Date:
1466241950 / 9781466241954
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical

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