Folklore Trail & Book Signing at Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park is a Victorian home set in landscaped deer park.

It was lovely to go along to Charlecote Park on September 28th to give a talk on A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe, released by National Trust Books in April 2018. (Which you can read more about on the #FolkloreThursday website.) Furthermore, it was absolutely brilliant to meet the fantastic illustrator, Joe McLaren, for the first time too!

This fantastic display was installed in the Gatehouse.

We had a fantastic day, and the staff were amazing — showing us round, and providing an excellent lunch at The Orangery restaurant on site.

A folklore trail of amazing art installations snaked through the beautiful grounds — each piece accompanied by the quote that inspired it from my book, A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe.
Joe & I giving our book talks at Charlecote. © James Dobson

The National Trust ran a piece explaining the folklore trail on their website, and issued a press release to encourage people to share their lore online. This was later picked up by The Independent, The Telegraph, and others.

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