This is a sad story – at least, some will think it sad. It’s not about fairies, or giants, or witches, but about two lovers who loved each other above and beyond anything else in the world;- which is uncommon, for most people love themselves in that way first, and someone else next. They used to meet in the Lovers’ Cove, or Porthangwartha, which means the same thing…

Cornwall’s Wonderland by Mabel Quiller-Couch is a lovely collection of Cornish folktales, and you can download it for free!
And here’s the story of a true Cornish Lovers’s Cove, on a beautiful blog

Illustration: Eva Weggelaar

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