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People/Characters: Katharine Briggs

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The History of the Hobbit. Part Two: Return to Bag-End by John D. Rateliff
Katharine Briggs: Story Teller by H R Ellis Davidson
The Lore of Scotland: A Guide to Scottish Legends by Jennifer Westwood
The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales by Jack Zipes

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Katharine (Mary) Briggs, 1898-1980, was a British folklorist who earned her Ph.D. from Oxford in 1952. Her greatest work is the encyclopedic A Dictionary or British Folk-Tales in the English Language, which remains the standard in its field. She wrote several other specialized studies and a small number of fictionalized accounts of fairy tales.

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