This book draws on the long and unique heritage of the county of Somerset, bringing to life seventy of the little known but fascinating and unusual aspects of a much-loved area.
It tells of body-snatchers and bewitchment; crime and conflict; lepers and lighthouses; songs and words; heroes and villains - this is book is of and for the curious. Its accounts of larger-than-life episodes from Somerset activity, locations and people take the reader on a near-unbelievable exploration of local human behaviour and idiosyncrasy. Richly illustrated, this book is great for dipping into, but can equally be enjoyed from cover to cover.
Geoffrey Bodyis a prolific author, having authored over thirty books, over fifty booklets, and over 100 articles. He has a great interest in the local history of Somerset and its people. As well as local history, Geoff has a passion for railway history. He lives in Weston-super-Mare."