Lancashire has a great wealth of stories from the past. Some are ancient legends such as the sad tale of the White Lady of Samlesbury Hall. Others are drawn straight from the pages of history as with the Siege of Lathom House during the Civil War. All bring to life moments of drama and mystery, romance and heroism. The local characters involved include a hermit, a saint, a highwayman, knights, witches and ghosts. Elizabeth Ashworth has written an absorbing and highly readable collection of colourful tales.