Passed down from generation to generation, many of Nottinghamshire's most popular folk tales are gathered here together for the first time. In the popular imagination, Nottinghamshire means Sherwood Forest, outlaws, wicked sheriffs, wild beasts and Robin Hood. All these feature in this selection of folk tales compiled by storyteller Pete Castle, but there are also stories of the Men of Gotham; of fairies, witches, ghosts and vampires; as well as ble lords and thwarted lovers. These captivating stories of love, loss, heroes and villains have been written to recreate the oral tradition that made these anecdotes popular, and are brought to life through unique illustrations and vivid descriptions that have survived for several generations.
Pete Castle is a storyteller and folk musician who has traveled all over the UK performing a mixture of traditional songs and stories. He appeared at the prestigious Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC. Pete has taught, lectured and run workshops for the Workers Education Association, Workers Music Association, Society for Storytelling, Avril Dankworth Youth Music Camps, and many local authorities.