Tall Tales from Fox Tavern is a book of connected short stories that use historical fiction to tell the tale of a series of visitors to Hancock Inn, circa 1860. The Inn owners, The Savages, must prosper in dangerous times as the Civil War ends and a new boom time begins in the hamlet of Hancock New Hampshire.
Imagine old tales from the British Isles updated with insights into the history, people and places of New England. The author features folk heroes based on classic New England characters and events, portraying the sophistication of earlier times while drawing subtle parallels to the present, reminding us that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Bonus: If you know Hancock, Boston, and the Monadnock region, you will enjoy your own memories of the Hancock Inn, Parker House, train stations and mountain hikes.