Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Shockingly Good News!

Shock! The Black Dog of Bungay - by Dr. David Waldron and Christoper Reeve - is a brand new book that is sure to be of interest to anyone and everyone with a fascination for Britain's legends of phantom black-hounds. Indeed, as the blurb for the book says:

"The tale of the Black Dog of Bungay and the infamous attack on the church of St Marys in 1577, has inspired and fascinated residents and visitors to the town for centuries along with tales of Black Shuck the Ghostly Dog of Norfolk. To this day sightings of the Black Dog are common through the region and form an integral part of local folklore and myth. At the same time, the history of the legend itself tells its own tale of the town of Bungay and how the community has responded to crisis through local folklore and myth. This book, a collaborative effort between local historian Christopher Reeve and historian and anthropologist Dr David Waldron, traces the rise of this story from its origins in the trauma of the English Reformation to the contemporary era where it has become a central part of Bungay's communal and civic identity and a colourful and intriguing aspect of local folklore."

And, here's where you can find more about the book, how to order your very own copy, and much more. Miss it at your peril!


cryptidsrus said...

I love the tale of the Bungay Dog, Nick. If I ever go down to Merry Ole England that is one of the places I would love to go to. Would want to see the scorch marks in the church from the Dog's attack that are still seen to this very day. I'm surprised the Bungay townspeople haven't encouraged the tourism trade more with this legend.

Has all the elements of a supernatural thriller to it.

Would make a great movie, too, to be honest. Maybe Tim Burton as director???
Anyway, jolly good, Nick.

Unknown said...

A definite must read!