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A Dictionary of English Folklore

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780198607663
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191726644 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780198607663.001.0001
A Dictionary of English Folklore

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An absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore and an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as Cinderella, Jack the Giant Killer, and Robin Hood. The dictionary gives entertaining and informative explanations of a wide range of subjects in folklore and includes articles on oral and performance genres such as cheese rolling, morris dancing, and rushbearing, superstitions such as crossing fingers and wishbones, beliefs like fairy rings and frog showers, and calendar customs from April Fool's Day to St. Valentine's Day.

Book.  1164 pages.  305231 words. 

Subjects: Customs and Traditions

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Abbots Ann (Hampshire) in A Dictionary of English Folklore

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