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Bristol Urban Legends

The Hotwells Crocodile and Other Stories

By Stanley Wilfrid Merttens



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Tall tales and true tales created from reactions to events in the modern world. Bristolians' love of banter and outlandish gossip provides a perfect environment for the urban legend to breed, expand and ferment. One can never be sure that these stories are not in fact entirely true, or that the truth behind them may not be stranger than the legend itself. What one can be sure of is that these stories have been passed, with increasing delight, from child to child, from uncle to aunt, from granddad to everybody, until they have become right rollicking tales. Forget small talk this here is Bristol's Urban Legends. AUTHOR: Stanley Wilfred Merttens has been Young Storyteller of the Year and Bristol Storyteller of the Year. He is heartily involved with Bristol's poetry and storytelling scenes, and is well known for his work in family entertainment which includes the annual glorious kids cabaret at Mayfest. He has also been a regular storyteller in Bristol Children's Hospital for many years. His MA in creative writing involved interviewing people about their most astonishing experiences and then writing poems in response. He divides his time between Bristol and London. SELLING POINTS: A great addition to a the History Press series recounting urban legends from around the UK Strange tales from around the city, including the infamous crocodile, the millionaire parking attendant and the mysterious hum that bothered residents for decades Includes a background to each story and examines what motivates people to keep telling these tales 20 b/w illustrations

Product code: 9780750983495

ISBN 9780750983495
Publisher The History Press Ltd
No. Of Pages 192
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
Tall tales and true tales created from reactions to events in the modern world