This volume provides a companion to the legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. A general introduction is followed by 15 sections (Customs and Pageantry, Standing Stones, Mythical Creatures, The Arthurian Cycle, Christian Folklore, The Devil and his Works, Fairy Lore, Witchcraft and Magic, Heroes and Villains, Historical Hauntings, Mysteries of the Past; Omens and Family Traditions, Superstitions and Charms, Royal Traditions, and Pub Lore of Old England), each of which also has its own short preface, but is mainly presented as an A - Z guide. For example, within Mythical Creatures readers can find out about the Loch Ness Monster, St George and the Dragon, the Yeth or Wish Hounds, and so on; within Heroes and Villains are Arthur, Boudicca, Robert the Bruce, Robin Hood, and so on. References are included to relevant places to visit and at the end of the book there is a Folk Custom Calendar of events held throughout the year.
"This book will be prized by teachers, authors, students and all readers who value the use of folklore, mythology and the familiar stories of youth. a pleasure to read: highly recommended" - Library Journal.