This is an extensive survey of the spectral hounds that have haunted the British Isles for over a millenium. It is the first full-length treatment of this phenomenon, and it draws together folklore, myth, symbolism and recorded accounts. Black Dog Folklore is an important work on a subject which has a long and popular following, namely the appearance of the black dog as a portent for good or for ill. It also contains a gazetteer of over 750 key eyewitness accounts of the various manifestations of these phantom beasts.
London: Troy Books, 2016. Paperback, 246 pages. New.