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  • Green Men & White Swansby Jacqueline Simpson

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.27

    Why do British pubs have such curious names? What tales lie behind the Moonrakers, the Hooden Horse, the Derby Tup? And why does the Green Man come in different shapes and sizes? In Green Men & White Swans , leading folklorist Jacqueline Simpson explores the fascinating stories behind pub names, uncovering the myths and legends, euphemisms... more...

  • Folklore of Sussexby Jacqueline Simpson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    A collection of tales from Sussex. It includes such colourful themes as lost bells, buried treasures, dragons, fairies and the devil. more...

  • A Dictionary of English Folkloreby Jacqueline Simpson; Steve Roud

    Oxford University Press, UK 2000; US$ 12.99

    Containing 1,250 entries, from dragons to Mother Goose, May Day to Michaelmas, this new reference work is an absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore. Aimed at a broad general readership, the dictionary provides an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as Cinderella, Jack the Giant Killer, and Robin Hood, and gives... more...

  • The Folklore of Discworldby Terry Pratchett; Jacqueline Simpson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 13.27

    NOW UPDATED to include material on the Discworld books up to Raising Steam . Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, fairytales: our world... more...

  • The Penguin Book of Ghostsby Jacqueline Simpson; Jennifer Westwood

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Shiver at the story of the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square no one has survived seeing. Listen for the tapping cane, when Jeremy Bentham?s mummified body walks through the corridors of University College. Watch out for the Roman centurion who still patrols the causeway linking Mersea Island to Essex. Shudder at the ghosts... more...

  • The Folklore of Discworldby Terry Pratchett; Jacqueline Simpson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    Terry Pratchett joins up with a leading folklorist to reveal the legends, myths and customs of Discworld, together with helpful hints from Planet Earth. Most of us grew up having always known when to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are... more...

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