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Curious Oxfordshire by Roger Long
Book Description"Curious Oxfordshire" is a guide to over 100 unusual and extraordinary sights, incidents and legends from all parts of the county. Featured here in this work are the tales of unsolved murders, witchcraft, hangings, poltergeists, underground caves and passages, 'cunning men', backswording and riots. From an unconventional exorcism performed with a bicycle pump to the tail of a vast shark pointing skywards from a Headington roof, this book will make fascinating reading for all those interested in the quirky and strange side of Oxfordshire. Illustrated with a range of photographs and original drawings, Roger Long's entertaining stories will inspire residents and visitors alike to greater exploration of both familiar and unknown sights of this historically rich and curious county.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750949576
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger Long
Haunted Berkshire, Paperback (March 2011)
For such a small county, reports of supernatural happenings around Berkshire are surprisingly plentiful and varied. The haunting figures range from shades of kings, queens and dukes to apparitions of sobbing maidens and moaning men. This title contains numerous reported sightings of ghosts across one of the oldest counties in England.
Grim Almanac of Old Berkshire, Paperback (August 2010)
A Grim Almanac of Old Berkshire is a day-by-day catalogue of ghastly tales dating from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries. Full of torment and torture, heinous homicides and cataclysms of nature, these pages contain multiple murders, horrendous hauntings and audacious thefts.
Curious Buckinghamshire, Paperback (February 2010)
A guide to over 100 unusual sights from different parts of the Buckinghamshire. It features the tales of unsolved murders, witchcraft, hangings, poltergeists, 'cunning men', underground caves, backswording and riots, as well as myths, legends and folklore from around Buckinghamshire.
Historic Inns Along the River Thames, Paperback (June 2006)» View all books by Roger Long
Covers many historic hostelries along the Thames. This title features over sixty inns, with potted histories, illustrations and directions on how to find them. It begins in the capital and wends its way along the course of the river, working its way back to the source. It is useful to those with an interest in local and social history.
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Author Biography - Roger Long
ROGER LONG has published over eighteen books and countless articles, including A Grim Almanac of Old Berkshire and Historic Inns along the River Thames. He has appeared on television and radio as a guest speaker.
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