When you walk the streets of Bristol you walk with pirates, ghosts and giants; the weight of history bears down upon your shoulders. But there are hidden secrets beneath the hills of this ancient city, waiting to be discovered.
When twins Isabelle and Rose, and their big brother Seth move into the house with the yellow door on Brandon Hill, a world of legends and fairy tales is theirs to explore.
What lies beneath the hill?******
Set in the twenty-first century, Fairy Tale of Bristol – The Fairies of Brandon Hill pulls together wonderful stories, alongside established myths and legends, and presents an enchanted story reminiscent of Five Children and It or The Famous Five.
Published with the help and support of Candy Jar’s award-winning partner imprint Jelly Bean Books, this delightful book takes the reader on a magical journey around the historic city of Bristol.
Shaun Russell, head of publishing at Candy Jar, was thrilled to receive the submission from Talie. Shaun says: “I grew up in Bristol and like Talie I have always been fascinated by Bristol’s history. Historically, the city is bursting with stories – some of it bad of course – but you cannot deny that pirates, highwayman, ghosts and giants are the perfect fuel to fire the imagination of young people. Talie captures this perfectly in her book. In fact, you may want to take it with you the next time you walk around the city.”
In the centre of the city stands a tower on a hill.
Looking out across the harbour it stands tall and strong and still.
But beneath the ancient tower lies a hidden world of magic,
A land of fairy folk and wishes; far from busy streets and traffic.
Illustrations by Christine Harris https://www.instagram.com/christineharris_illustrator/
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