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British Dragons

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"Most say there are no dragons" - but this has never stopped poets, artists, story-tellers and musicians from exploiting the fascination these mythical beasts exert on the human imagination. Jacqueline Simpson gathers and examines the material to be found in folk tales in England, Scotland and Wales, together with folk customs using the dragon. In addition there is a brief ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 23rd 2001 by Wordsworth Editions Ltd (first published 1980)
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Gillian Kevern
A very dense book, packed with information. So much information, that now only a few things stand out in my mind. Highlights: The Lambton Worm, Norwich's 'Snap' dragon, and the fact that most dragon legends are attached to sites of strategic military importance.
Joey Woolfardis
Two dragons walk in to a bar.
One dragon says, "It's hot in here."
The other says, "Shut your mouth."


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Dr. Jacqueline Simpson (born 1930) is a United Kingdom researcher and author on folklore and legend.
She studied English Literature and Medieval Icelandic at Bedford College, University of London. Dr. Simpson has been, at various times, Editor, Secretary, and President of the Folklore Society. She was awarded the Society's Coote Lake Research Medal in 2008. In 2010 she was appointed Visiting Profes
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