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Lebanese storyteller and author, Wafa Tarnowska, will discuss the history of 1,001 Nights, share her stories and provide a journey through the magical world of The Arabian Nights

Thursday 05 December 2013
7:30 pm

‘ When Shahrazade had finished her last story, she said: ‘Sire, we have sat together for one thousand and one nights, during which you have heard strange and magical tales and travelled to different worlds …’

These are stories are as necessary as water is to a garden and as a compass to a sailor. Published by Barefoot Books, Lebanese author, Wafa Tarnowska’s fabulous retelling of The Arabian Nights, is based on eight of the wondrous stories found in the classic Arabian story cycle, A Thousand and One Nights. Wafa unveils a magical world of palaces and souks, genies and demons and princes and princesses, illustrated gorgeously by prize-winning French illustrator, Carole Hénaff. The collection won the Smithsonian award for Notable Books for Children, 2010.

Wafa writes of how she first heard these stories, retold by her grandmother, Hanneh:

My grandmother had only to say ‘Kaan ya maa kaan’ in Arabic, or ‘Once there was, and there was not …’ for all the children to gather round ...’

 Join author and storyteller, Wafa’ Tarnowska for a glimpse of this magical and captivating world.  This event is suitable for adults too.

Tickets are £3 but allow customers to buy the book at £4.99 (regular retail price is £7.99.)

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David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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