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A Book Of Fairies

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 211 pages
Published October 30th 1997 by Penguin Books Ltd
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Adam Stevenson
Nov 07, 2016 Adam Stevenson rated it liked it
A small primer of fairy lore. Varied enough to be interesting and brief enough to not outstay its welcome. There is a certain repetition to stories of fairies (and indeed fairy stories) and I reached the end, feeling like I had a good handle on them.
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Short Summery: A delightful, if somewhat brief, compilation and introduction to the study of fairy lore by the renown folklorist Katharine M. Briggs. It is comprised of 30% short essays on the basic issues that scholars studying fairy lore often research (the origin of fairy beliefs, time in Fairyland, protection against fairy charms, Changelings, etc.) and of 70% tales, poems and recorded sightings of fairies in the British Isles from medieval times up until as recently as the late 1800s. All ...more
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Early Life
Katharine Briggs was born in Hampstead, London in 1898, and was the eldest of three sisters. The Briggs family, originally from Yorkshire, had built up a fortune in the 18th and 19th centuries through coal mining and owned a large colliery in Normanton, West Yorkshire. With such enormous wealth, Katharine and her family were able to live in luxury with little need to work. Briggs's fathe
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