Forgotten Folk-Tales of the English Counties
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Forgotten Folk-Tales of the English Counties

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 226 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.32mm | 454g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1138842958
  • 9781138842953

Table of contents

1. Dragon Lore 2. Uncanny Folk 3. Rivers and Trees 4. Witches and Saints 5. Ghosts and Evil Spirits 6. Rhozzums and a Liddlin 7. Giants and Monsters 8. The People of the Hills 9. Legends and Folk Tales 10. Wood and Water 11. Ghosts and Evil Spirits 12. Rhozzums 13. Old Tales and New 14. The Fair Folk 15. Legends 16. Withes and Evil Spirits 17. Ghosts and Curses 18. Rhozzumsshow more