The Well of the Saints and The End of the Beginning


The Faerie Thorn

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Praise for ‘The Faerie Thorn & Other Stories’

‘A collection that delights with its sparkling style and rich imagination.’ Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, author of many novels, collections of short stories and plays, and teaching fellow on the MA in Creative Writing at University College Dublin.

‘There are tales here of gentleness and brutality, of trapped souls and willing, captive hearts; stories so grisly and “feary-grim” they’ll cold-curdle your blood; stories so full of unbridled beneficence they will “warm-hold” and gentle your heart. Highly recommended.’ Bernie McGill, author of The Butterfly Cabinet.

‘A delight to read … brimming with a feral, elemental magick.’ Mia Gallagher, author of HellFire.

‘This is fiction that leads you on an adventure, is told in a unique voice fitting to the genre it represents, and which always manages to surprise.’ Claire Savage, The Incubator Journal 

‘With a quick wit and inventive language that recalls the kennings of ancient tales, Jane Talbot creates a world where all is not as it seems. The story of The Merrow of Murlough Bay broke my heart but leaves me with a determination to visit the real Murlough Bay.  A tour de force.’ Janet Dowling, storyteller and author of Surrey Folk Tales.

‘A bewitching set of faerie tales for adults. Intriguing, intelligent and highly readable.’ Sue Leonard, Irish Examiner

Melmoth the Wanderer 2012

Celebrating 25 years of outstanding theatre, sell out tours and a West End run, Big Telly, the company who brought you the ‘deliriously chaotic’ Puckoon (****What’s on Stage) brings to life another extraordinary book - Melmoth the Wanderer – the first ever horror novel, a brilliant mix of comedy and suspense.

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  • “They say there is a thin line between insanity and genius and Big Telly’s adaptation of Spike Milligan’s novel Puckoon demonstrates how very thin that line is, and how very easy it is to jump back and forth across that line with a silly grin on one’s face.”
  • British Theatre Guide, Puckoon, March 2011


A Wild Theatrical Adventure! Fun and excitement were the key words for Big Telly's original production of CUCHULAINN. Circus skills, music, songs, comedy, dance and mime were all included in this energetic show which was inspired by the stories of the ancient Ulster hero.

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  • “…precisely the kind of gritty, modern adaptation of Celtic themes that is well worth fighting through the traffic to see.”
  •  News Letter, October 1995
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