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    DescriptionThere are few people better acquainted with the West Country than Johnny Kingdom. His knowledge of local wildlife is second to none, but he's also a fount of knowledge when it comes to all the old stories that get passed down from generation to generation. "West Country Tales" is a charming collection of these local myths and legends, interwoven with many more anecdotes from Johnny himself and his forbears and friends. The atmospheric West Country landscape lends itself perfectly to dramatic tales of eerie hauntings and ghostly happenings, daring smugglers and dashing highwaymen, and many have heard of - or might even have seen - the modern-day legend that is the Beast of Exmoor. But what about the Flying Fish of Exmoor, a slippery catch of Johnny's that sailed up and over a bridge into the back seat of a passing open-top car, never to be seen again? Gently humorous and wonderfully evocative, it's only a matter of time before some of Johnny's own tales weave their way into West Country lore.


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    Title
    Johnny Kingdom's West Country Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Johnny Kingdom
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 475 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780593066522
    ISBN 10: 0593066529
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    BIC subject category V2: WQH, WND
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 1DBKEW
    DC22: 942.3
    BISAC V2.8: NAT000000
    BIC subject category V2: WNV
    Thema V1.0: WN, DNT
    Illustrations note
    1 x 8pp colour pics
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    BANTAM PRESS
    Publication date
    06 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Johnny Kingdom lives on the edge of Exmoor with his wife, Julie. For the past several years he has made a living running wildlife safaris on the moor and making videos of its flora and fauna. Johnny became a local celebrity with a nature series on ITV West but is now a national treasure following his BBC2 series and Christmas specials.
    Review quote
    "Johnny Kingdom has rustic England coursing through his veins. He is the spirit of Exmoor in all its bluff, breezy essentials" Daily Telegraph "Kingdom's enthusiasm and eccentricity pull you along" Guardian "Johnny Kingdom ... might yet become a hero of our times" Sunday Telegraph "A delightful collection of reminiscences ... in Johnny's inimitable bucolic style" The Good Book Guide