Winner of the Winchester Conference Slim Volume prize. Jan Edwards' prize-winning Sussex Tales runs a witty and thought-provoking gamut of village events and of its more curious characters. From fanged ferrets to bulls in lead masks; ancient hand grenades to exploding ginger beer; cricketing dogs to wassailing orchards, Sussex Tales weaves traditional country wines and recipes, folklore and local dialect, into stories of a farming childhood in the vanished world of 1950's and 60's rural life. "Superbly crafted ... creating sub-plots as it unfolds with purpose and fluidity... Whether you're from Sussex or not this is an appealing and often amusing collection of tales from a bygone age. I defy you not to like them." - Barry Lillie
- Paperback | 200 pages
- 133 x 203 x 12mm | 231g
- 27 Sep 2014
- Penkhull Press
- Illustrations, black and white
About Jan Edwards
Jan Edwards in a writer of fantasy fiction with a passion for folklore, myths and legends, which she puts to use in many of her forty-published stories. She was short-listed in 2011 for the BFS Award for Best Short Story. Jan is an editor with the Alchemy Press and Fox Spirit Books. In civvy-street she has been (amongst other things) a bookseller and master locksmith but is now a Reiki master, meditational healer, Taroist and writer. She was born and raised in Sussex, though now lives in the Staffordshire Moorlands.