"Mysterious Cornwall" is the next volume in the "Breedon books Mysterious Counties" series. The book concentrates on all aspects of the supernatural, paranormal and mysterious in the county of Cornwall. Ghosts, myths, legends, big cats, witchcraft, sacred wells and the little people all feature in the book. The book is arranged by subject, though each and every area of Cornwall is covered to give a wide geographical spread around the county. Instructions on finding each mysterious place are given, the event or legend associated with it explained and a guide to what there is to see there today discussed.The book is aimed at the general reader interested in the county or in mysterious and bizarre events. The text is written in a lively chatty style, while maintaining good standards of English and accuracy. The inclusion of maps, numerous photos and other illustrative material breaks up the text to make the volume more appealing to the reader.Among the mysterious place to feature are: Botathan - The road out of the village is haunted by Dorothy Dingle, whose battered body was found here in 1665.
No murderer was ever caught and her ghost returns frequently; Hingston Down - A fabulous treasure is said to be buried somewhere on this hill, guarded by the little people and accessible only to certain humans under the most bizarre conditions; Callington - The waters drawn from Dupath Well, housed in a small stone shrine, are said to cure whooping cough; and, Tintagel - The romantic ruined castle set high on a promontory overlooking the sea here is the centre for numerous legends, most famously those about King Arthur and Merlin.
DANIEL CODD has spent years researching the supernatural elements of the county in all it's forms, a fascination borne out of a belief that truth is far stranger than fiction. He has previously written Haunted Lincolnshire (2007).