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Finding Mee - please point me in right direction

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Hi all,

Can i have a little help to start me off. I don't have a lot of money as I am

about to join the ranks impoverised students so don't can't afford to buy many books.


I have decided to look into the folklore of this area which is the cotswolds/oxfordshire if anyone has any ideas of websites/library books i could read. Although not born in this area ( we moved here when i was a toddler) i feel a real connection to it.


Any other ideas of were to start.....things that I have an interest/ am drawn to...herbs and gardening, nature ( never go a day/night without seeing or hearing something...), pyschic ability? already have very good intuition that people have commented on.


I have always noticed these things but am not sure how they all fit in to what i believe in.



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First place you might want to try would be the library of the university you're going to join - they might well have something useful


gwyn eich byd



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Sorry, don't have any suggestions for books or websites, but I just wanted to say good luck with your studies.


Ffred and Gawain have given you excellent suggestions there already.


I have a book on Folklore, so I'll have a look to see if it mentions anything in your neck of the woods and I'll get back to you later if I find something.




Liz -x-

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  • 3 weeks later...

If it's folklore as in tales and legends that interests you there is a book by Jacqueline Simpson and Jennifer Westwood called The Lore of the Land. It's a gazetteer which discusses English legends county by county, so the Cotswolds will be in there for certain. Lovely in hardback with great photographs and illustrations but a cheaper paperback is also available.

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Whereabouts are you? I used to live down that way in a village called weston-sub-edge years ago. Whilst i was living there on 3 occasions over a period of 2 years i saw a man on horseback i didn't like much, very scary presence, and then over a year later i read this book and found the exact description of the person i had seen and in the right place too (completely freaked me out at the time) but none the less a good read.


Ghosts and Witches of the Cotswolds by J.A.Brooks




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