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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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)