Gef!

Book ID:
8288
Title:
Gef!
Subtitle:
The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose
Author:
'Josiffe, Christopher'
ISBN number:
9781907222481
Publisher name:
Strange Attractor Press
Place of publication:
London
Edition number:
1st
Book type:
Paperback
First edition date:
2017
Pages:
404
Dewey decimal number:
398.369 JOS
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
Yes
Illustrations:
Yes
Bibliography:
Yes
Height (cm):
21
Width (cm):
15
Notes:

Winner of the Folklore Society's Katharine Briggs Award for 2017.

This analysis of the strange case of a talking mongoose on the Isle of Man in the 1930s draws interesting comparisons with fairies and familiar spirits in the chapter Familiars, Fairies and Folklore. It also includes references to the belief in the Evil Eye and Spiritualism.