The marvelous wiklatmu'j of the Mi'kmaq, the lutins of the Acadians and the Scottish fairies, elves and little people — all come together as Mary Munson shares the living traditions of rare corners of Cape Breton Island. From the Fairy Hole at St. Ann's Bay to fairy circles and fairy mounds, through memories and personal experiences, this is a book of powerful evidence from some awfully reliable people who heard the stories, who saw the horses' manes that were braided by the fairies who rode them, and who witnessed the little people on the road or dancing out on the ice of Benacadie Pond. Cape Breton's fairy life started for Mary Munson with her noted CBC "Land and Sea" documentary, but she knew there was much she had not used and even more to find. This book is about a subject that will not let her go. Laced through with tales from Cape Breton's oral traditions, The Fairies in Cape Breton is a rich, respectful and altogether satisfying presentation of remarkable elements from this ever-surprising island.
Includes a section of photographs
About the author
Mary Munson is from Cape Breton.