Soham author offers the chance to walk in the footsteps of monsters, kings, fairies and giants in his new book ‘Cambridgeshire Folk Tales for Children’

Chip Colquhoun with his book

Chip Colquhoun with his book - Credit: Archant

Why is Cambridgeshire so flat? Probably because of all the giants who used to stomp around it!

If you travel to or live in the land of Cambridgeshire, you could be walking in the footsteps of monsters, kings or even the Devil!

In his new book, Soham author Chip Colquhoun journeys through time to meet the giant-slayers of Saxon times, the shapeshifters of Tudor times, women who were incredible survivors and even Victorian men who travelled on two legs faster than a steam train!

Chip’s book ‘Cambridgeshire Folk Tales for Children’ looks at what is truth, and what is myth?

It is published as part of a new series of folk tales for children, from Britain’s finest storytellers Chip co-founded Snail Tales Storytelling in 2007 and soon secured Arts Council funding for a series of school residencies.


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He devised and performed online videos for the Oxford Reading Tree’s Traditional Tales series, has told stories in seven different countries, and was commissioned in 2013 to write guidance on storytelling in education for the European Lifelong Learning Programme.

Chip is an advisor to the board of the Society for Storytelling,

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‘Cambridgeshire Folk Tales for Children’ is out now priced £9.99 in paperback.

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