Sally shares an excerpt from Tales from the Irish Garden. This is a wonderful book, with beautiful illustrations.
Winter: The Messengers of Peace and Desperation and The Storyteller
Queen Filigree did not send out Christmas cards; her festive wishes were carried on the winter winds that sweep across the continent, dropped off at other fairy realms with kisses of snow. However, the queen believes that the New Year has very much more importance for her subjects and those of the world, always sending out her special winged messengers of peace two days after Christmas. This year her beautiful birds would carry more than New Year greetings, as they would also carry a request for any information about a possible new site for the palace. Since they would be sent to the four corners of the world, somewhere, surely there would be a place for Queen Filigree and her court to live in safety.
The royal pigeons had been lovingly reared over centuries, and all have their own fairy…
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