Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folk Tales

Featuring dark tales of murderous kings and commoners, wild women, screaming skulls, galloping plague coaches, dragons dancing themselves to death, giants, and wandering corpses, combined with humorous stories and evocative tales of love, ...

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folk Tales

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folk Tales

These beautifully told folk tales, brought vividly to life by Marcel O’Leary’s graphic illustrations, have been collected by the author over his years of working as a greenkeeper, gardener, teacher and storyteller in Hampshire. Many are published here for the first time, and others have evolved through countless retellings in Hampshire schools, festivals, fêtes and events. Featuring dark tales of murderous kings and commoners, wild women, screaming skulls, galloping plague coaches, dragons dancing themselves to death, giants, and wandering corpses, combined with humorous stories and evocative tales of love, lust and passion, this book takes the reader beyond the written page and reveals the wonders that lie within the Hampshire landscape.

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folk Tales
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Michael O'Leary
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-30 - Publisher: The History Press

These beautifully told folk tales, brought vividly to life by Marcel O’Leary’s graphic illustrations, have been collected by the author over his years of working as a greenkeeper, gardener, teacher and storyteller in Hampshire. Many are published here for the first time, and others have evolved through countless retellings in
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Ghost Tales
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Michael O'Leary
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-04 - Publisher: The History Press

The stories in this haunting collection are as ancient and modern, powerful and fantastical, ambiguous and ambivalent as the ghosts they feature. Here you will find tales of headless horses riding moonbeams, an entrance to another world on Marrowbones Hill, drowned sailors and ghost ships, and a girl riding pillion
Hampshire Folk Tales for Children
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Michael O'Leary
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-05 - Publisher: The History Press

If you love magic and adventure, here is the book for you. In this treasure trove of tales, storyteller Michael O’Leary has collected stories from the Hampshire Downs (which are up), the New Forest (which is old), the copses and coppices, fields and farms, villages, towns and cities of Hampshire.
Sussex Folk Tales
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Michael O'Leary
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-01 - Publisher: The History Press

With screaming demons in Wealdon copses and dragons lurking in bottomless ponds, the folk tales of Sussex truly represent the diversity of the area. Meet knuckers and willocks, mawkins and marsh monsters, the Piltdown Man, Lord Moon of Amberley Swamp and the princess of the Mixon Hole. There is also
Haunted England
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Jennifer Westwood
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-31 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Watch out for a ghostly ship and its spectral crew off the coast of Cornwall Listen for the unearthly tread and rustling silk dress of Darlington's Lady Jarratt Shiver at the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square that no-one survives seeing Beware the black dog of Shap Fell: a sighting

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