Unforgotten Tales

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A collection of thirteen short folktale style stories, modern fables and adult fairy tales, written in a method now often forgotten. Intentionally allegorical, darkly twisting while yet enlightening and inspirational.  Brought as a prelude to Mullaney-Westwood’s forthcoming novel ‘Forgotten Things’; a spiritual coming of age set in 1980’s Cornwall with the backdrop of pagan values and haunting faery lore.

Because some things are important to remember.

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READER REVIEWS…

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From ‘ TKF  ‘  On Amazon UK

FIVE STARS

 A great little book full of enchantment.

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All good things go by thirteens…

By Sevgi Öney – Amazon

I love to think of this collection of short stories as a fascinating landscape, with thirteen different paths which seem to lead to a magical place at the far horizon…Discover it path by path…whether it runs under shiny bright skies, or dips into dark clouds, storm and chilly fog…Not only will you enjoy each path for the path’s own sake… but also find the pot of gold waiting for you at the end of each walk…And these pots of gold are meant to be accessible, no matter how enchanted! Solely someone who is a true heir of the ancient bards can put so much essence into even the shortest of stories. Stephen Mullaney-Westwood – a modern-day Taliesin with love and light and deep wisdom in his soul. Read… then read again…and again…

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A collection of precious gems…

thirteen of them…each one a masterpiece of story-telling genius, each one saturated with the mesmerizing glow of otherworldly grandeur and beauty…They make my heart beat faster…make me feel like a child who has been gifted by fairies a magical necklace – with thirteen precious stones all shimmering in their unique colours and splendor – I rejoice in the idea that I have permission to take them home and enjoy them over and over again…I love all of them, cannot say which one I love most…but “Back to the woods” had me in tears…so maybe it is my favourite one…”Always beautiful” will hold a special place in my heart, too…because I do not like vampire stories…yet loved this one. Clearly it is Stephen Mullaney-Westwoods strength and very special calling to weave magic with words…Magic you cannot escape…Magic you don’t want to escape…To write tales too special to ever get forgotten…

Oh, and I truly had a hard time answering the question about “sexual content” preceding this review, I opted for “no sexual content”, there is some, of course – something that beautiful could hardly be void of any sexual notion, after all – but it is so sublime and ethereal that you cannot possibly put it into the usual drawer…nor can you measure its amount…

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Jennie  – Amazon UK

Thoroughly enjoyed reading each tale…

Little gem of a book, thoroughly enjoyed reading each tale, looking forward to reading Stephens new book.

L.Robinson Amazon UK

Five stars

Top little book, thanks.

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David Griffith – Amazon COM

The paperback version of this book is well designed and offers up a lot of variety for the price. While not all of the short stories are masterpieces and i wished some were more elaborated on, there are some stories I’ll never forget. Stand out stories to me are “The Prince’s Music” The story where I connected the most to the protagonist in his limited page time. A Prince who plays the music of his soul is suffocated by who he’s supposed to be and wants to find someone who can understand his music. “Back to the woods” a tale about friendship and perusing happiness, and “The Recluse” which is a haunting story about an unlucky girl finding herself on the wrong side of a curse. (Not to spoil too much) With it’s macabre imagery yet hopeful spirit this book makes me excited to read “Forgotten Things”.

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Carson & Friends Book Review – Amazon

Five stars

I was delightfully enchanted – I couldn’t wait to get to the next page.

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Stephen’s original photographs used for the front cover… (taken in Scotland close to the cottage he was living in at the time)

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