RED DOG BOOKS
Brittany books and guides
Red Dog Books is a specialist publisher, focused on quality books about Brittany.
For nearly twenty years we have worked to make the region accessible and understandable for English-speakers. Our most popular titles are also available in French editions. The main list is split between walking or cycling guides and works on historical subjects.  A few works of fiction have crept in around the edges. All our authors are experienced writers with detailed knowledge of their subject areas and a close connection to Brittany. So please explore the many possibilities we offer for getting to know a place of unique appeal.
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Brittany Mysteries 2

Recent titles

THE STOLEN SAINT
is a novel by Wendy Mewes, who is well-known for her books on the history and landscape of Brittany. It is set in an imaginary Breton village, and features the legacy of two Breton saints and a sacred spring.


Brittany is a magical place where all things are possible and the elemental powers of the earth have never been forgotten...

This handy, spiral bound guide, now in its fourth edition, contains detailed practical information for planning an excursion across Brittany, on foot or by bike along the Nantes-Brest Canal. A full introduction traces the history of the canal from its origins in Napoleonic times to its present-day role as an outstanding leisure resource.

The main part of the book gives a section by section analysis of the canal, including leisure circuits that connect with the towpath, locks, road junctions and nearby towns and villages. A list of accommodation is cross-referenced to the maps.
Wayfaring in Brittany

Wayfaring
is a series of journeys on foot, here exploring the old routes of Brittany, discovering the movements and monuments of early occupants from the Neolithic period, through Celts and Romans, to the arrival of saints from Great Britain. These paths and trails, described with historical detail and imaginative interpretation, cover a great variety of territory. Islands, moors, river valleys, sacred hills and pilgrimage trails reflect the vibrancy of a landscape steeped in legends and history.

This also follows the author’s deep connection with Brittany and her reflections on personal issues relating to finding one’s place in a new land.
Breton Saints

This short illustrated guide explains the origin and significance of the Breton saints, including their role in the development of Brittany and their enduring identity in Breton popular culture. The text covers famous and less well-known male and female saints of legend and history, their lives, miraculous feats and healing powers, as well as their relationship with the natural world, landscape features, sacred springs and christianised menhirs.

The lingering legacy today in festivals, pardons, sites and private rituals completes this survey of a distinctly Breton phenomenon.
Red Dog Books is a specialist publisher, focused on quality books about Brittany.