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A Companion to the Folklore, Myths and…

A Companion to the Folklore, Myths and Customs of Britain (2002)

by Marc Alexander

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    A Dictionary of English Folklore by Jacqueline Simpson (waltzmn)
    waltzmn: Marc Alexander's book is a fascinating and wide-ranging study of British folklore. But for English folklore in particular, there is no more comprehensive and well-researched volume than the Simpson/Roud dictionary.

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There never was a merry world since the fairies left off dancing.
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Down the centuries folklore has mirrored the diverse peoples who have inhabited the island of Britain.
ABBOTS BROMLEY HORN DANCE One of Britain's most celebrated customs is the Horn dance performed annually in early September at Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire.
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Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide a valuable insight into the island's turbulent history. Every invader or settler has helped contribute some new element to the natural heritage. This comprehensive companion includes myths and customs from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Originally published: 2002.… (more)

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