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Kevan Manwaring

Author - Mentor - Guide

Oxfordshire Folk Tales

Published by The History Press, 2012

£9.99


Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross and listen to the tales of this ancient county. Hear how a King and his knights were turned to stone at the mysterious Rollright Stones; how Dragon Hill got its name; take the Devil’s Highway to the End of the World – if you dare; or spend a night on the weird Ot Moor; listen in on the Boar’s Head Carol; walk the oldest trackway in Europe in the footsteps of a Neolithic pilgrim; pause to try the Blowing Stone; leave a coin for the enigmatic blacksmith to shoe your horse at Wayland’s Smithy; eavesdrop upon the Inklings in the Eagle and Child; and meet that early fabulist, Geoffrey of Monmouth in the city of dreaming spires.

 

This collection will take you on an oral tour across the county – on the way you’ll meet gypsies, highwaymen, cavaliers, a prime minister and a devilish mason.