Today’s team review is from Liz, she blogs here https://lizannelloyd.wordpress.com/
Liz has been reading A Biography of Story, A Brief History of Humanity by Trisha Nicholson
Dedicated, “to all who love Story whoever you are,” this book encompasses storytelling since communication began and covers most corners of the globe. Story is personified, weaving through history, influencing events, and what happens affects the nature of stories.
From early Creation stories of Africa and Australia, we move through legend, myth, saga and fable. As words begin to be written down, words confer authority and as we all know, history is written by the victors. Common themes of the wisdom of animals, of good versus evil, of disguise and mistaken identity recur but there are also specific features only present in one era.
Trish Nicholson gives us tantalising details of the lives of so many tellers of tales, but as she…
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