This book presents the first ever comprehensive focus on the folklore of eastern Cornwall, an ancient land steeped in legend and myth. It is populated by piskies, giants, and conjurors as well as the Devil's Dandy Dogs and the demonic specter of Tregeagle. Alex Langstone's ground-breaking study shares old tales of witches, charmers, supernatural encounters, and curious customs.
Alex Langstone, folklorist, poet, and author, has been fascinated by the innumerable legends, myths and folklore of the Cornish landscape for much of his life. He lives in an old slate and granite farmhouse, tucked away in the lush green Camel Valley, North Cornwall. When not writing, he can be found exploring the hidden valleys, secret coves, and haunted byways of the Cornish landscape.