About Lancashire Folk

Lancashire Folk

This blog is the ‘front page’ of a book which will be published early in 2016 by Schiffer Publishing.  Its title is Lancashire Folk, which describes its content well.  The book is a compilation of all things weird and wonderful in Lancashire; ghosts, devils and fairies, standing stones and circles, witches and wizards, green men and holy wells.  Lancashire Folk – the book – is a gazetteer, arranged alphabetically by town.  I have given basic OS Map references to the towns and also postcodes, so readers can explore these wonderful places for themselves.

I have been interested in such things for most of my life and have become an obsessive collector of folktales and stories, so the time has come to publish my collection as a book.  I think I can safely say that Lancashire Folk is the most comprehensive collection of Lancashire weirdness ever to be in print and I hope my readers will enjoy browsing through it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

If you would like me to let you know when the book is available, use my contact form or email me at patten00@hotmail.com

Of course, I can’t claim that my book is an utterly comprehensive collection – if you know of a story which should be included, please let me know and it will appear in the second edition.  Contributors will, naturally, be credited.

This blog may also include interesting local history notes which, whilst they don’t belong in Lancashire Folk, are still wonderful little titbits.  Also, you might sometimes see tales from  my next collection; Manchester Folk.

Future Titles

At some indefinable point in the future, look out for Manchester Folk!

Melanie Warren; author.

7 Responses to About Lancashire Folk

  1. Congratulations on going forward with your book! It’s great to meet a fellow blogger who shares a passion for stories! Thanks for visiting and following my blog…happy to discover yours!


  2. Your book sounds fascinating! Good luck with it, and thanks for following my blog!


  3. mellizwarren says:

    Thanks Ellie! It’s a subject which fascinates me and I’m glad other people seem to be very interested too. Just waiting for the go-ahead from my publisher and then I can post the cover and info about the book here. Poised and ready…


  4. janowrite says:

    So glad I found your blog, fascinating (I write about ghosts, too!) – will enjoy your stories! What a wonderful collection!


    • Thank you so much! I’m always pleased to hear that people are enjoying my stories. I love these tales too and think they deserve retelling. That’s what folklore is about, isn’t it – it’s all in the retelling…

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