Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Green Men & White Swans

Green Men & White Swans
Item# 9780099520177

Product Description

Publisher: Arrow

Author: Jacqueline Simpson

In Green Men & White Swans, leading folklorist Jacqueline Simpson explores the fascinating stories behind pub names, uncovering the myths and legends, euphemisms and wordplays, heroes and even ghosts that have inspired pub landlords over the centuries. Spanning beloved locals from the Three Witches to the Three Nuns, from the Ashen Faggot to the Twa Corbies, this book is both an intriguing insight into the history of the British pub and a captivating journey through the country's dramatic past. (pb)