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Johnny Kingdom's West Country Tales

Johnny Kingdom

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Corgi Books
15 July 2012
The countryside, country life
There are few people better acquainted with the West Country than Johnny Kingdom. His knowledge of local wildlife is second to none, but he's also a fount of knowledge when it comes to all the old stories that get passed down from generation to generation. West Country Tales is a charming collection of these local myths and legends, interwoven with many more anecdotes from Johnny himself and his forbears and friends. The atmospheric West Country landscape lends itself perfectly to dramatic tales of eerie hauntings and ghostly happenings, daring smugglers and dashing highwaymen, and many have heard of - or might even have seen - the modern-day legend that is the Beast of Exmoor. But what about the Flying Fish of Exmoor, a slippery catch of Johnny's that sailed up and over a bridge into the back seat of a passing open-top car, never to be seen again? Gently humorous and wonderfully evocative, it's only a matter of time before some of Johnny's own tales weave their way into West Country lore.
By:   Johnny Kingdom
Imprint:   Corgi Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   230g
ISBN:   9780552163316
ISBN 10:   0552163317
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   15 July 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Johnny Kingdom lived on the edge of Exmoor with his wife, Julie. For the past several years he made a living running wildlife safaris on the moor and making videos of its flora and fauna. Johnny was already a local celebrity with a nature series on ITV West but firmly became a national treasure with his BBC2 series and Christmas specials.

Reviews for Johnny Kingdom's West Country Tales

Johnny Kingdom has rustic England coursing through his veins. He is the spirit of Exmoor in all its bluff, breezy essentials Daily Telegraph Kingdom's enthusiasm and eccentricity pull you along Guardian Johnny Kingdom... might yet become a hero of our times Sunday Telegraph A delightful collection of reminiscences... in Johnny's inimitable bucolic style Good Book Guide


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