This book, illustrated by the author's endearing drawings, takes the reader to twenty specially selected places with origins reaching right back into the earliest times. Many of them are endowed with curiously delightful legends and traditions unique to this mysterious and enchanting part of lowland Britain. These particular places have within their local history and traditions, the rare opportunity to take the reader far away into a magical bygone time.
This is the second book on Somerset legends by Ray Gibbs. His first work, The Legendary XII Hides of Glastonbury, was longer, and included serious discussion of the evidence in support of the area's wealth of ancient tradition, whereas the present book presents the legends as they have been handed down, leaving the reader to enjoy these towns and villages spread among the low hills and wetlands of mid-Somerset.
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