Berkshire Folk Tales

De6674 Laughing‘Berkshire Folk Tales’ is a collection of powerfully written short stories inspired by Tina Bilbé
the myths and folk lore of the Royal County, and sometimes obliquely by its history. The stories are variously bloodthirsty, funny, passionate, heartless, moving, romantic, spiritual and prosaic. There is something here for everyone. Berkshire Folk Tales are robustly retold for a contemporary audience.

The collection contains tales of well-known figures such as Herne the Hunter and Dick Turpin, without whom ‘Berkshire Folk Tales’ would be incomplete, as well as many lesser known tales, painstakingly gleaned from Berkshire archives by Tina Bilbé and sensitively written by David England.

Please, buy the book below to read tales such as:

 > The touching tale of the Duke of Chandos buying himself a wife.

 > The story behind the myth of King Alfred burning the cakes.

> A young girl’s candid account of King Gaarge killing the dragon.

> The romantic tale of a beautiful young heiress challenging the man she loves to a duel to the death.

Surrounding these tales is a delightful frame story written by Tina Bilbé. In the Summer of 1899, a group of antiquaries tours Berkshire in a wagonette, hearing and telling tales as they go. The book follows the same route the antiquaries took through the towns and villages and their stories, which David and Tina have themselves followed.

Berkshire Folk Tales has been gloriously illustrated by Sue White.

So, Berkshire Folk Tales is a book of folk tales and much more. It is a gazetteer to guide you in making the journey yourself to discover this land and its stories.

To whet your appetite to read Berkshire Folk Tales, read some snippets on the TASTERS page.

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