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The Enchanted Loom

By (author) R.V. Vernede
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Colin Smythe Ltd, Bucks, United Kingdom
Published: 31st Dec 1995
Dimensions: w 143mm h 220mm d 20mm
Weight: 327g
ISBN-10: 0861403819
ISBN-13: 9780861403813
Barcode No: 9780861403813
This work looks at the discovery in 1942 of over 300 human skeletal remains on the slopes above a mountain lake in the Himalayas. Local superstition is that those who see the bones will soon die. The tale of this site was passed on as a ballad by the women of the nearest village to the site.

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The discovery (in 1942) of 300 human skeletons high up in the Himalayas, and the local belief that to look on these remains brings death, provides both stimulus and narrative center for this vivid prose retelling of a traditional ballad. It's an Arabian Nights - like tale of a young nobleman, an arranged marriage frustrated by the appearances of various ghosts and spirits, and an arduous pilgrimage to a mountain shrine leading to further surprises and tests. Old-fashioned storytelling at its most appealing. (Kirkus Reviews)