Janet Tells Stories


Surrey Folk Tales

Surrey is a place where dragons have stalked, dripping poisoned saliva from their yellow teeth; a place where horses have sprouted wings in order to rescue bewitched villagers; a place where pumas with the gift of speech have prowled the countryside.

From the legends of Stephen Langton to the marvels of Captain Salvin and his flying pig, Janet Dowling has vividly retold these myths and stories of Surrey, and brought to life the county’s heroes, villains and saints.

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The Folk Tales: United Kingdom series has another star in its expanding books on the regional folk tales of Great Britain.
Janet Dowling has brought together a wonderful collection of stories from Surrey that are sure to please both lovers of history and folklore and storytellers.

Daniel T Keding – US Storyteller

Surrey folk tales – the alternative history of our county article

Great British Life Magazine