Fables and Folk


By Robert Wallace

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Praise for the Author

"You can read Robert Wallace's 'Fables and Folk – Tales from the West' simply as wonderful yarns. But each of them contains an element of truth - a real event or a West Country legend. After you've acquainted yourself with the ghosts, the myths and the conspiracies of silence, your dilemma will be to choose which elements may constitute a germ of reality, and which may be a tall tale.

Robert did once live in the house in Windsor Terrace which features in 'Clara's Secret'. And his father did have a long after-dinner story about being sent in search of a Bristol Blue glass vase when he was applying for a job, as mirrored in 'The Bristol Blue Vase'.

Then again, Robert did once capture a spectral figure in a photograph he took at a wedding, just like Daniel did in 'In the Blink of an Eye'.

There are also surviving members of the Bristol Home Guard who have always wondered why they were detailed to guard the Clifton Observatory, the story of 'From Reel to Real'".

Nicky Coates, Editor

About 'One Single Ticket'

"A detective story told at a breathless pace, with a Richard Hannay type hero straight out of a John Buchan thriller, and it goes with a swing"

Professor Angus Buchanan, author of 'Brunel: The Life and Times of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

About 'One Single Ticket'

"The plot is so interesting, and the setting so well done; a delight to get a scenic picture of this special event in history."

Dr. Gabrielle Obrist, Museum of Modern Art, Zȕrich

About 'Valentines Cup'

"From the start, this story conveys that sense of time and place, blending actual characters from our history with fictional, but wholly plausible, characters. It does not detail the horrors of war. A great beauty of Robert Wallace's writing is that those details aren't required."

Rodney J. Little, Charlotte, NC

Fables and Folk