Nottinghamshire Folk Tales

Author: Pete Castle
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 075247877X
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Ranging from the silly to the gory and unsettling, Nottinghamshire Folk Tales features tales of love, murder, and all kinds of roguery. From historical to fabled, the book includes an array of heroes and villains – including the legendary Robin Hood – and lovers of the supernatural will find an abundance of fairies, ghosts and monsters. This book presents the history of the people of Nottinghamshire through the stories they have told and passed on, keeping alive the rich history of events, ideas and customs. Whether the stories are of national import or local folklore, Pete Castle has made them accessible and enjoyable.

Rhyme And Reason

Author: Stan Smith
Editor:
ISBN: 9781841730035
File Size: 80,61 MB
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English Folktales

Author: Dan Keding
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591582601
File Size: 53,10 MB
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Presents a collection of more than fifty traditional English folktales.

The Anthology Of English Folk Tales

Author: Folk Tales Authors
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750978945
File Size: 43,20 MB
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Carefully selected stories from the celebrated Folk Tales series have been gathered here for this special volume. Herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers performing in the country today. From hidden chapels and murderous vicars to travelling fiddlers and magical shape-shifters, this book celebrates the distinct character of England's different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a good yarn.

Ghosts And Legends Of Nottinghamshire

Author: David Haslam
Editor: Countryside Books (GB)
ISBN:
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Hauntings, gruesome legends and tales of the unexplained make up this collection of Nottinghamshire's legacy of the supernatural.

Legends Of Nottinghamshire

Author: Pat Mayfield
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ISBN:
File Size: 55,90 MB
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A History Of Nottinghamshire

Author: Cornelius Brown
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File Size: 29,49 MB
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The Folk Lore Journal

Author: Folklore Society (Great Britain)
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ISBN:
File Size: 28,51 MB
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Folk Heroes And Heroines Around The World 2nd Edition

Author: Graham Seal
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838615
File Size: 59,60 MB
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This comprehensive collection of folk hero tales builds on the success of the first edition by providing readers with expanded contextual information on story characters from the Americas to Zanzibar. • Supplies entries on folk tale characters worldwide that identify related heroes and heroines and provide additional contextual information • Features a geographical organization that enables readers to research a specific region's folk characters • Provides an alphabetical index as well as an index of heroic character types to facilitate cross-cultural and historical comparisons • Includes sidebars with passages from the folk tales, popular culture, and other items of interest

The A Z Of Curious Nottinghamshire

Author: Frank E. Earp
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750957085
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Weird, spooky, gruesome, humorous, and strange but true stories come alive in The A-Z of Curious Nottinghamshire. ‘Curious’ is perhaps not the first word you would use to label Nottinghamshire. But ‘curiouser and curiouser’ itbecomes when you dig below the surface. Here the reader will meet highwaymen and hangmen, saints and martyrs, flying cars and bedsteads. To sum up, eccentrics, legends, folklore, murders, scandals, ghosts, incredible characters and oodles of wow factor, all may be found within the pages of this book.

Forgotten Folk Tales Of The English Counties Rle Folklore

Author: Ruth Tongue
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000155986
File Size: 52,77 MB
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In this book, first published in 1970, Ruth L. Tongue has collected a number of county folk tales recorded by her from childhood onwards, from old people, village children and farm round-the-fire sessions. Many of the beliefs embodied in the gipsy and witchcraft tales are still in practice today among the travelling people and locally ‘gifted’ healers. The tales reveal a good deal of fairy lore, some tree lore, including ghostly trees like Crooker, and the ‘uncanny’ Black Dog makes his appearance in more than one tale. The collection includes several of the long fireside tales which would be told on succeeding evenings on winter nights round the kitchen fire, and rhozzums from various localities.

The Lore Of The Land

Author: Jennifer Westwood
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN:
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Where can you find the 'Devil's footprints'? What happened at the 'hangman's stone'? Did Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, ever really exist? Where was King Arthur laid to rest? Bringing together tales of hauntings, highwaymen, family curses and lovers' leaps, this magnificent guide will take you on a magical journey through England's legendary past.

The Folk Lore Record

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Leicestershire Folk Tales For Children

Author: Tom Phillips
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750989459
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HOW does a goddess become a witch? Why do the 9 o’clock horses roam the streets of Leicester? Where can you find a bleeding gravestone? And should you be afraid of the shag-dog? Everywhere has a story to tell. Every building, road, forest and field. Some are true, some are not. These stories have been passed down through the ages so that we don’t forget them, and now they are being passed on to you. They will open your eyes to the wonders of what lies just around the corner. You will become the keeper of these local tales. Leicestershire Folk Tales for Children is a book to read on your own, together or out loud. Bring our folk tales to life and let them leap off the page.

Encyclopedia Of Folk Heroes

Author: Graham Seal
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072169
File Size: 79,10 MB
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Entries describe the origins and deeds of folk heroes as they have existed in folktales, songs, oral tradition, and other folklore genres.

Folk Tales Of Song And Dance

Author: Pete Castle
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750996943
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The life of the travelling musician hasn't changed much over the millennia. For a prehistoric harper, a medieval fiddler or a modern guitar player, the experience is pretty much the same: there are times when everything goes well and others when nothing does.But it's not just performing that can go wrong – listening can also be dangerous! Can you stop dancing when you get tired or must you keep going until the music stops ... if it ever does? What happens if it carries on past midnight? What if it turns you to stone? Pete Castle has selected a variety of traditional tales from all over the UK (and a few from further afield) to enthral you, whether you are a musician, a dancer, or a reader who likes to keep dangerous things like singing and dancing at arm's length.

South Yorkshire Folk Tales

Author: Simon Heywood
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750966416
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With origins lost in the mists of time, these lively folk tales reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of South Yorkshire’s county and people. Amongst the heroes and villains, giants and fairies, knights and highwaymen, are well-known figures, such as Robin Hood and the Dragon of Wantley, as well as lesser-known tales of mysterious goings-on at Firbeck Hall and Roche Abbey. These enchanting tales, many never before recorded in print, will bewitch readers and storytellers, young and old alike.

Cheshire Folk Tales

Author: Johnny Gillett
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752478494
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These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller The Journey Man. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Cheshire reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Cheshire has a rich and diverse collection of tales, from the stories of some of Britain’s most famous mythical heroes, to tales of demons, dragons, boggarts and sniddlebogs. These stories, illustrated with twenty-five line drawings, bring alive the landscape of the county’s rolling hills and fertile plains. The Journey Man is a professional storyteller who has been telling stories across the world for over twenty years.

Cambridgeshire Folk Tales

Author: Maureen James
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750958057
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Modern-day Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse landscapes: from the elegance of the university city and the rural delights of the old county of Huntingdonshire Isle of Ely, each district has its own identity and its own stories. Explore the antics of the inhabitants of the past, including Hereward the Saxon hero; the Fenland giant Tom Hickathrift; the pious Bricstan of Chatteris; the raconteur and skater Chaffe Legge; and Mr Leech, who was carried off by the Devil. You will also discover the hidden history of the area, including how the secret Brotherhood of the Grey Goose Feather helped King Charles I, and what really happened to King John’s treasure. These entertaining tales will delight readers both within Cambridgeshire and elsewhere.

Lincolnshire Folk Tales

Author: Maureen James
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750951699
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Lincolnshire, a county with many variations in the dialect, once nurtured many folk tales, and though these stories may no longer be told as often as they once were, they still resonate within the rural landscape. From the dark tales of the Black Dog that would cross the marshes at night, and the Lincolnshire Imp that haunted Lincoln Cathedral, to the humorous tales of the Lad that went to look for Fools and the Farmer and the Boggart, so many of these tales are rooted in the county and take us back to a time when the people would huddle around the fire in the mud and stud cottages to while away the long winter evenings. Such nights would also inspire the telling of tales of witches, fairies, ghosts, giants and dragons. These tales will be of interest to modern readers (and storytellers), both within Lincolnshire and elsewhere.