Foreword by Roy Townsend
One of Charlbury's best known raconteurs and an inveterate collector of
anecdotes, stories and legends, John Kibble published several collections of
his work in the 1930s. This is the first to be re-issued, complete with Kibble's original illustrations, and a foreword by a local historian who knew the author at first hand.
Like his father and grandfather before him, John Kibble was a stonemason.
Born in 1865, his memories are of people who lived and worked in, and
remembered the life of, the forest villages in the 1700s and 1800s. He is a
fluent and accessible writer, great fun to read, and his books are much in
£7.50 pbk 128pp 978-1-902279- 00-8