Sponge Cake at Funerals And Other Quaint Old Customs: Magical Creatures, A Weiser Books Collection by William Wirt Sikes, Varla Ventura
Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics. Magical Creatures is a hair-raising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic.
Birth rituals, marriage ceremonies, funeral rites, holiday traditions, and enduring superstitions of Welsh folkore are all documented with detail and a fervent love for the people and the immortal spirits of Wales. Written by William Wirt Sikes in 1880, this magnificent collection of old customs is sure to enchant and enliven anyone's virtual bookshelf.
William Wirt Sikes (1836-1883) was a writer and journalist who was appointed to the U.S. Counsel at Cardiff, Wales in 1876. It was there that he undertook the studying and preservation of Welsh folkore and history. He is said to have employed as many as thirty pen names during his writing life.
Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at the Blog of the Bizarre: varlaventura.wordpress.com/