SOPHIA KINGSHILL is co-author of The Lore of Scotland and The Fabled Coast, an examination of British and Irish sea legends, both written in collaboration with the late Jennifer Westwood. Her interest in folklore began with childhood visits to the home of the great scholar of fairytale and legend Katharine Briggs, where productions were staged based on ballads and folk tales. Her articles, on topics including the sunken galleon of Tobermory and the search for the fabulous island of Hy Brasil, have been published in Marine Quarterly and Folklore. She also writes for the theatre, and her plays on subjects such as the Brontës, William Morris and Sinbad have been performed in Scotland, England and Norway.