Sussex Folk Tales
SUSSEX FOLK TALES
A welcome addition to the
History Press’ Folk Tales
• Enchanting stories retold
by a local professional
• Illustrated with original line
• Will appeal to residents
and tourists alike
MICHAEL O’LEARY is a professional
storyteller. He began his career telling
stories in 1994 and has been travelling
across Britain and Ireland telling tales
ever since. His previous book for The
History Press, Hampshire & Isle of
Wight Folk Tales, was published in
December 2011. His website,
lists details of his books and storytelling
198 x 124.5mm
50 b/w illustrations
With screaming demons in Wealdon copses and dragons lurking in bottomless ponds, the folk tales of Sussex truly represent the diversity of the area. Meet knuckers and willocks, mawkins and marsh monsters, the Piltdown Man, Lord Moon of Amberley Swamp and the princess of the Mixon Hole. There is also something terrible crawling to Crawley from Gatwick, which develops a degraded appetite in a bin … From ghosts and madmen to witches and wise women, Michael O’Leary reveals many of the hidden horrors of Sussex – horrors that can be found in the most beautiful places, or that lurk beneath the seemingly mundane. Amid these dark tales are stories of humour and silliness, of love, lust and passion.
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