The Persons of the Tale, a fable by R.L.Stephenson

FatE: 30 years of stories by Genevieve Tudor

Beyond the Border: 30 years of stories

Have a Look at Your Bookshelf

Pete Meets: Sheila K Adams (reprint from 2006)

Chapters from Storytelling History: from The Science of Fairytales, Hartland 1891

The Buy a Broom Girls from Hones Everyday Book 1825

Centrefold Story: A Highlander Takes Advice from an English Farmer

The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry

Pete Meets 2: Chloe reprinted from 2010

In the Wake of a Disappearing World (story collecting in Hungary) by Maja Bumberak


Reviews of:


Queens of the Wild by Richard Hutton

Scotland’s Forgotten Past by Alistair Moffat

Fairy Tale (a novel) by Stephen King

Irish Gothic Fairy Tales by Steve Lally and Paula Flynn Lally

Telling the Bees by Mark Norman

The Quiet Moon by Kevin Parr

Hagitude by Sharon Blackie

The Mighty Goddess by Sally Pomme Clayton



The Guisers Are Coming: a zoom performance by Pete Castle

Tristan and Iseult (a live telling) by Katy Cawkwell


F&F aims to cover every aspect of the art of storytelling from straight forward traditional storytelling for entertainment (with both adults and children, at home and abroad) through the uses of stories in education and health; storytelling in personal development and in the world’s various religions, to related art forms like folk ballads, theatre and (occasionally) written stories. Not all aspects will be covered in every edition of course, but they will over a period of time.
Each issue of the magazine is different. Some will have a theme, some will cover a miscellany of topics.
Every edition includes a news and what’s on section; letters; reviews of performances, recordings and books; a look at the media; a selection of stories; and, of course a wide range of articles by many leading storytellers.
Although UK based F&F has subscribers in many parts of the world and often carries articles about telling in distant places.