“Her Room was Her World”: Nellie Sloggett and North Cornish Folklore
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In the 19th century William Bottrell compiled three volumes of Cornish folklore, legends and historical tales. This is the first book in that series. Bottrell tells stories of giants, mermaids, and a gallery of Cornish fairies including the spriggan, bucca, and the knackers, the earth elementals who live in the tin-mines. He also describes Cornish folk magic, and folklore about witches.
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The style is idiomatic, and the episodic stories are told with touches of dialect and localized in specific places in Cornwall. Attentive readers will notice an incredibly politically incorrect passage where he uses language about Muslims and Africans which will leave most shaking their heads. The idea of this Fairy Land is probably derived from Celtic mythology, as well as that of. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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