Folklore in Action at Book Launch

On the day of writing this blog post I shall be launching my new book Illustrated Tales of Warwickshire at Hill Close Gardens in Warwick.

Full cover of Illustrated Tales of Warwickshire by SC Skillman published by Amberley 2021

Illustrated Tales of Warwickshire is published by Amberley, and the book deals with strange stories from around Shakespeare’s county, stories which cover many topics: folklore, ancient ceremonies, spooky experiences, intriguing people, witchcraft, mysterious murders among them.

One of my topics under the heading of folk customs was the tradition of Morris Dancing, and I interviewed two members of Plum Jerkum, Warwick’s own Border Morris side. You will see a photo of them has made it to the front cover.

So I was delighted to hear that they were keen to dance at my book launch, which will certainly add to the atmosphere of the occasion!

The bridge and river at Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
Plum Jerkum Border Morris Side, Warwick’s own border morris dancers

I hope you enjoy this selection of photos from my book.

It’s available worldwide in paperback and you can order it here, or go to the books page on this website to order signed copies from me.

Hall’s Croft, otherwise known as Dr John Hall’s House, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Farmyard Scene in the village of Lower Quinton, Warwickshire

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Published by SC Skillman

I'm a writer of psychological, paranormal and mystery fiction and non-fiction. My latest book, 'Paranormal Warwickshire', was published by Amberley Publishing in November 2020. Find all my published books here:

2 thoughts on “Folklore in Action at Book Launch

  1. Looks very nice Sheila.

    I am sure you do, but did wonder whether you have an agent in Australia?

    Kevin ________________________________

    1. Hi Kevin. No, I don’t have an agent in Australia. However, people worldwide can order my books through Book Depository. Certainly I have discovered that books published in the UK are expensive to purchase via bookshops in Australia. When I send books overseas to people I use Book Depository who are very good. My Warwickshire books do have the potential to be of interest to tourists visiting the UK from many countries but my publisher Amberley take the decisions on where they market the books. good wishes, Sheila.

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