With its wild eroding sea, its gentle rolling fields and tall churches, Suffolk is a county of contrasts. It may seem a kindly and civilised place, but in that sea, in the reed beds, the woods and even down dark town streets lurk strange beasts, ghosts and tricksters.These thirty traditional tales retold by storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis take you into a hidden world of green children and wildmen, of lovers from beyond the grave and tricksy fairy folk. Shaped by generations of Suffolk mardle and wit, in these stories you’ll discover the county’s last dragon, the secret behind Black Shuck, saintly King Edmund and heroic King Raedwald, haunted airfields, broken-hearted mermaids and the exploits of the county’s cunning folk. Embark on this journey around Suffolk and you’ll find you’re never far from a story. These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Wiltshire reflect the wisdom of the county an its people. From the Giant's Dance to the famous Moonrakers, no stone is left unturned to discover the roots of the county. Discover Merlin's trickery, King Alfred's bravery, along with dabchicks and the Devil, the flying monk of Malmesbury and the ravenous maggot of Little Langfort. These tales, illustrated by the author, bring alive the landscape of the county's ancient barrows, stone circles and rolling hills. Kirsty Hartsiotis has been a professional storyteller for over ten years. She is a member of the storytelling company Fire Springs, with whom she has co-produced many shows. With a lifelong love of folklore and history, she has a particular interest in telling stories for the heritage industry, in which she's worked for fifteen years interpreting history for wide audiences.