Stories based upon traditional South Carolina local history and legends fill the pages of this haunting collection. Talented wordsmith Jim Aisle, known as the Lowcountry Liar, spins tales of the supernatural, the weird, the mysterious, and the humorous. These titillating tales are recorded and relayed to the gentle reader by his friend Brian Wanamaker McCréight, who tosses in a few of his own yarns to round out this clever collection.
Each story begins with a folksy introduction from both the Lowcountry Liar and McCréight as they ramble about the region and ends with notes about provenance and fascinating facts. The tales have a life of their own and will resonate with all who have listened in rapt attention around a campfire surrounded by darkness. Included are ghostly legends from the great Late Unpleasantness, more often referred to as the Civil War, with such intriguing titles as “The Silverware Civil War” and the “Cross of St. George.” Spooky twists abound in “Love Stinks” and “Mother’s Milk.” Even the most endearing of timeless tales, such as the popular “The Little White Dog of White Point Garden,” are told in the Lowcountry vernacular and will become a favorite of every reader.
About the Author
Brian Wanamaker McCréight is a professional storyteller and musician. He holds degrees in literature, anthropology, and library science, all of which have made him uniquely qualified to introduce his audiences to the tallest of tales. A licensed tour guide in Charleston, South Carolina, McCréight operates Top Hat Tours, for which he recounts the history of pirates, the American Revolution, and the Civil War as well as tavern tales and ghost stories. He resides in Charleston with his wife, Terrie.
GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY!
The Lowcountry Liar’s Tales of History and Mystery
By Brian Wanamaker McCréight
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT / Supernatural
TRAVEL / United States / South / General
176 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Notes Glossary Biblio
ISBN: 9781455617821 pb