Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folk Tales
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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folk Tales

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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, fetes 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 122 x 196 x 16mm | 222.26g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752461230
  • 9780752461236
  • 1,030,779

About Michael O'Leary

Michael O'Leary, a professional storyteller, first came to Hampshire in 1977 as a greenkeeper in the Meon Valley--where he heard all sorts of stories. After years of research and study, during which he has collected hundreds of Hampshire tales, he presents the best folk stories of the region here. He lives in Southampton.show more

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