From Granite to Sea

The Folklore of Bodmin Moor
and East Cornwall

We are delighted to announce Alex Langstone’s first title with Troy Books; From Granite to Sea – The Folklore of Bodmin Moor and East Cornwall.

Cornwall is an ancient land steeped in legend and myth. From Granite to Sea explores the folklore of the often-overlooked eastern reaches of the rugged Cornish peninsula, at the heart of which lies the mysterious upland of Bodmin Moor. This beautiful and remote land of granite, which forms the Cornish highlands, inhabits eighty square miles across the central spine of eastern Cornwall. A wild and mysterious landscape, where folklore permeates every hill, rock and river. Inhabited by piskies, giants and conjurors, who in turn control the old trackways, hilltops and weather. It is a land haunted by the wild hunt of the Devil’s Dandy Dogs and the demonic spectre of Tregeagle.

From Granite to Sea is the first ever comprehensive focus on the folklore of eastern Cornwall. Alex Langstone’s ground-breaking study will guide the reader through a myriad of old tales of witches, conjurors and charmers, supernatural encounters, amazing folk traditions and curious customs from the high moors, rugged clifftops, secret coves and lush estuaries across the eastern reaches of the Duchy.

“evocative and atmospheric” Meyn Mamvro

Alex Langstone, folklorist, poet and author, has been fascinated by the innumerable legends, myths and folklore of the Cornish landscape for much of his life. He lives in an old slate and granite farmhouse, tucked away in the lush green Camel Valley, North Cornwall. When not writing, he can be found exploring the hidden valleys, secret coves and haunted byways of the Cornish landscape.

Alex Langstone talks about ‘From Granite to Sea’

Available in the following editions:

Paperback Edition: gloss laminate cover.

Standard Hardback Edition: a green case binding with copper foil blocking to cover & spine, 90gsm white paper stock, buttermilk endpapers, with green and white and tail bands.

Special Edition: a limited edition of 250 hand-numbered examples, bound in dark green and beautifully grained recycled leather fibres material, with copper foil blocking to the front and spine, 90gsm white paper stock, buttermilk endpapers, with green and white head and tail bands.

Size: Paperback – Royal 234 x 156mm, Standard Hardback – Royal 234 x 156mm.

Pagination:  276 pages, 80gsm white paper stock, plus 18 pages of black and white photographic plates, plus line drawings and figures by Paul Atlas Saunders with additional images by Gemma Gary.



1: January mis Genver
2: February mis Hwevrel
3: March mis Meurth
4: April mis Ebrel
5: May mis Me
6: June mis Metheven
7: July mis Gortheren
8: August mis Est
9: September mis Gwynngala
10: October mis Hedra
11: November mis Du
12: December mis Kevardhu


Paperback Edition

£16.50 plus shipping

For shipping information click here

Standard Hardback Edition

£27.00 plus shipping

For shipping information click here

Special Edition

Sold out

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.