About Tales from the Irish Garden.
The queen of Magia and her court have fled their sun filled Spanish homeland and the palace beneath the magnolia tree.
Arriving on the backs of geese and swans, they seek sanctuary in the magic garden of The Storyteller who welcomes them to the Emerald Island, a place where rain is almost a daily feature.
Grateful for their safe haven and the generosity of their host, the queen and her courtiers embrace their new surroundings with delight.
As the seasons change throughout the year, they come into contact with many of the human and animal inhabitants of the garden and the surrounding forest, all of whom have a story to tell.
This is a magical fairy story infused with fantasy and romance, as well as opportunities for mischief in the company of goblins, witches and Lerpersians.
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So you can catch up on the story that first appeared in Tales from the Garden in 2015…I begin the book with a previously.
In the first volume of stories (Tales from the Garden), we left Queen Filigree, and her magic kingdom of Magia, recovering from an attack from the Winter Fairy who had threatened to disrupt the final summer ball of the year.
Chapter One: Winter: Christmas Under the Magnolia Tree.
The queen and her court celebrate Christmas, and also bring happiness to the old man who has lived in the house in the magic garden. Little do they know that disaster is on the horizon that will change their lives for ever.
Winter: Chapter Two – The Messengers of Peace and Desperation and the Storyteller
Winter: Chapter Three – A Place of Sanctuary
Winter: Chapter Four – The Flight to the New Land and the court must pack up and leave the palace under the magnolia tree in Spain and head off on the backs of the Goose Express to The Emerald Island to face an unknown future.
Winter: Chapter Five – The Dapperman..unable to bring all the clothes from the queen’s wardrobe of of her courtiers, the services of the local fashion designer is sought.
Chapter Six – Spring Comes to the Magic Garden.
Chapter Seven – Jeremy the Donkey
Spring: Chapter Eight. The royal banquet with a magnificent menu created by Chef Marcel and wine and champagne contributed by the Storyteller.
In Chapter Nine – Prince Ronan gives Queen Filigree a wonderful betrothal gift that all of us girls would love to have in our gardens!
The queen and her new husband are honeymooning for a month, having left her two daughters under the surveillance of the Storyteller.. however, when there is a music festival in town, girls with be girls, even when they are princesses.
A miller and his family repay the kindness shown to them in dark days by mice.
Part One of a Halloween Tale about special residents of the Magic Garden….
Autumn – Chapter Eighteen – All Hallow’s Eve – Part Two – Freakish Village prepares for the Zombies
Winter: Chapter Nineteen – Winterising the Palace