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Both an anthology of fairy tales and a reference work with essays about the fairy economy, food, sports, powers and more. As Briggs and her sisters grew older their main passion was for amateur dramatics.

A complete guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present that recounts and examines fairy tales, describes the food, sports, sizes, and powers of fairies, and calls attention to the traditional ways in which people protected themselves against the dangers of night travel.

A must-have for any writer of fantasy! Nov 04, Kalayna Price rated it it was amazing Shelves: The pages are yellowed, and well-thumbed, and I noticed this edition was printed in the same year I was born. Japanese Tales Royall Tyler.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. As an author of fairy fiction myself, and a blogger at britishfairies.

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Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures

Aug 08, Caleb rated it liked it Shelves: If you have ever wanted to know anything about fairy folklore, this is the book to read. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. If you write as a lot of us here do this is a treasure trove of information. Fantastic folklore, and the histories of the beliefs. Dec 29, S.

This is the most complete reference work on British fairy lore, from a giant of 20th Century folklore research. Like its contents, this book I bought this as a ‘one-click’ second hand purchase, with no notion I was buying something with a soul.

Be the first to ask a question about Encyclopedia of Fairies. I have always love this book! The best source for fairies and strange creatures in literature and popular stories.

Is there anything else to say? May 28, Juli Anna rated it liked it Shelves: In addition to entries about the Little People, there are also entries on certain folkloric motifs, such as Shapeshifting and From inside the book. Grafted trees were connected with fairies because they were called “ymp trees.


Dec 13, Laura Keating rated it it was amazing. That evocative smell brigs ‘old books’ hits me when I flick from front to back.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Books by Katharine M. He was a watercolourist and would often take his children with him when he went to paint the landscape.

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But this book is universally cited by katharjne of folklore for good reason, and my imagination was once again captured as I sifted through its pages. She collected together traditional stories from across the country and the wider world, but did not publish them yet. View all 7 comments. When Briggs was 12 her father had Dalbeathie House built in Perthshire and brighs family moved permanently to Scotland; however, tragedy struck when he died two years later.

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