Medieval Folk Tales for Children - 2019
My third book for the History Press, Medieval Folk Tales for Children, is due out in December 2019. As with the other two, it will be a mix of authentic tales from the period blended with medieval history, from medieval religion and pilgrimage to knights and chivalry. It’ll be divided into 7 chapters, each based on one of the seven deadly sins. Expect ancient tales taken from Chaucer, Boccaccio and other medieval storytellers relating to gluttony, greed, wrath, jealousy and more!
Telling Heritage Workshop at the Ashmolean - 2019
I am co running another three day workshop at the Ashmolean in Oxford again next year with Stewart Alexander, a storyteller of many years experience and also an expert in heritage Interpretation. The dates are the 23rd & 24th Feb and the 14th March and will be aimed at storytellers who are interested in telling in the heritage sector. The course will look at many different areas, from creating a storytelling space and adapting stories to be site specific, to knowing your audience and understanding basic heritage interpretation techniques.. Contact me for more info.
Norfolk Folk Tales for Children
Out now....
From dark dangerous dogs and wily wicked wyrms, to poor penniless pedlars and lanky long-limbed lads, Norfolk is steeped in stories. Some had their beginnings here, growing in the telling until they were as big as the biggest of Norfolk’s big skies. Others were brought here by travellers from far away and even Viking settlers long ago. Stories that in time would change to suit our Norfolk ways, for as everyone knows – we do different! This is a collection of tales reworked and rewritten by Dave Tonge so that children might learn something of this most special of counties: its places, people and their strange and wondrous dialect. In this collection of stories, each introduced with snippets of local history, we journey to a place where fact and fiction, truth and lies become as one.
 
It’s available direct from me - simply send me a message for a signed copy. Alternatively you can buy it direct from the History Press or Amazon where you can also find out more about the book, just follow the link below.
Tudor Tales and TaBard - ‘Words & Music’
Tudor Tales is a collection of Tudor stories supplemented with Tudor court records, to help set the stories in context. It’s available direct from me - simply send me a message for a signed copy. Alternatively you can buy it direct from the History Press or Amazon where you can also find out more about the book, just follow the link below.
 
Words and Music is a collaboration with period musician, Trevor James and often we work together under the name of TaBard. The CD is a unique combination of historical storytelling and period music, with both tales and tunes adapted from medieval originals. It is also available directly from me.