Take a walk through this curious county in the heart of England in the entertaining company of a local storyteller. Kevan Manwaring, born and raised in Northampton, regales you with tales ancient and modern. Learn how the farmer outwitted the bogle; how a Queen lost her head; about the Great Fire of Northampton and the last execution of witches in England. Along the way you will meet incredible characters from history and myth: Boudicca, St Patrick, Robin Hood, Hereward the Wake, Captain Slash, Dionysia the female knight, beasts and angels, fairies and wolves, cobblers and kings. These illustrated tales are ideal to be read out loud or used as a source book for your own performances. Northamptons Folk Tales is a great companion for any visit to the area, for fascinating days out and for discovering exciting treasures on your doorstep. The 'Rose of the Shires' will open before you!The old fleapit on the Market Square, then later, the ABC Cinema, at the top of the high street, were just as important; ... I enjoyed writing shortstories in English. My Secondary School English teacher, MrAlsop, was a great orator, and would proclaimon his favourite subjects of Bruce ... ofmy twentiestowork that outa Iwasdrawnto the West Country, to a brighter land of stone circles andsummerfestivals. I made my home in Bath, where I became Bard of the City after winning alocal contest.
|Title||:||Northamptonshire Folk Tales|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2013-10-01|