THE LIMINAL SHORE: Witchcraft, Mystery and Folklore of the Essex Coast by Alex Langstone – Deluxe Leather Bound Edition in Custom Slipcase
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Fine Edition: A Hand bound edition of bound in a black leather with copper foil blocking on the leather to the front and spine, housed in a fully lined black library buckram blind embossed slip case. 90gsm cream paper stock. One of only 13 copies this being number 13.
Size: Paperback – Royal 234 x 156mm, Standard Hardback – Royal 234 x 156mm.
Pagination: 228 pages, 90gsm cream paper stock, plus 32 pages of black and white photographic plates, plus line drawings and figures by Paul Atlas Saunders.
Published by Troy Books
About this book:
The Liminal Shore is a brand-new work, seeking the spookiness of the isolated salt marsh and the hidden lore of the urban shore. Detailing and cataloguing some of the captivating cultural legends, myths, and folklore from the fascinating coastline of Essex and its eerie and brooding borderland. The author explores many remarkable old folk-narratives and traditional tales of marsh-wizardry, cunning magic, and sea-witchery, alongside some of the region’s most enigmatic spine-chilling ghost-lore. The peculiar calendar-customs and eccentric festivals are also investigated, bringing to life many of the old and often forgotten rituals of this interesting and enchanted coast. Discover such characters as Hoppin’ Tom, Mother Redcap, Cunning Murrell, Rollicking Bill and Jop Summers, who among many others form part of a rich and diverse folkloric history of this deliciously atmospheric, strange, and often unexpected coastline.
Alex Langstone was born and raised in the heart of Essex Witch Country, that low lying region of mysterious salt marshes, haunted byways and deeply cut estuaries. He has authored several books and essays about folklore, magic, and the spirit of place.