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Nov 04, Kalayna Price rated it it was amazing Shelves: Briggs offers a detailed look at fairy beliefs, stories and customs from the British Isles. Really good reference for the fey. Good reference book if you write fantasy or play RPGs.

When Briggs was 12 her father had Dalbeathie House built in Perthshire and the family moved permanently to Scotland; however, tragedy struck when he died two years later. Account Options Sign in. Consider a novel’s presence on my Goodreads bookshelf as a hearty endorsement. In summary, an excellent and engaging reference work. This was followed by Hobberdy Dicka children’s story about a hobgoblin in Puritan England.

An imaginative storyteller, he loved to tell his children tales encyclopediia legends; these would brigg a great impact on the young Katharine, becoming her passion in later life.

Encyclopedia of Fairies : Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures

Looking for beautiful books? An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Because I’m only reviewing my favorite books — not every book I read. The encyclopedic nature means you can return to it again and again, but if bfiggs have any interest in fairies at all I’d be willing to bet you’ll read it cover to cover.

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This book has been absolutely indispensable and one of ehcyclopedia best purchases. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Nov 13, Meghan rated it it was amazing.

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Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures

Like its contents, this book I bought this as a ‘one-click’ second hand purchase, with no notion I was buying something with a soul. May 28, Juli Anna rated it liked it Shelves: The Folklorist Briggs continued her studies largely as a hobby, while living with her sisters and mother in Burford, Oxfordshire.

Like its contents, this book is magical. A must-have for any writer of fantasy! She specialised in the study of traditional folk tales and 17th-century English history. Both an anthology of fairy tales and a reference work with essays about the fairy economy, food, sports, powers and more Fantastic folklore, and the histories of the beliefs. In the edition I got out the library the illustration pages in the center of the This is a wonderful book and if you have any use for a reference book on fairies, folklore etc.

Dann Dioses rated it liked it Jun 25, Even through my adult life, this book has enjoyed a sort of clout in my imagination that few do, and so I decided to revisit it.

faifies Briggs and her two sisters, Winifred and Elspeth, developed a close bond with their mother, Mary, after this – all living together for almost fifty years. Preview — Encyclopedia of Fairies by Katharine M. Feb 18, Fiona rated it really liked it. Dec 27, Jewels rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is neat, but I don’t have much use for keeping it.


She collected together traditional stories from across the country and the wider world, but did not publish them yet. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. After the war Briggs threw herself into her folklore studies, completing her PhD on the use of folklore in 17th-century literature.

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I’ll just have to keep my eyes open. Jun 14, Mary Catelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are also line illustrations throughout, and a set of monochrome plates showing classic depictions of fairies, elves, goblins, et al. An encyclopedia of fairies: This is the most complete reference work on British fairy lore, from a giant of 20th Century folklore research.

Trivia About Encyclopedia of F Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Briggs leaves no stone unturned, categorising even the most minor fairy, as well as tackling large concepts, other related folklore and literature too. Though these books brought a small amount of interest, it was not until the s and s, following the deaths of her sisters and mother, that Briggs became a renowned folklorist.

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