CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
About this product
- DescriptionFrom the King & Tinker, named after a traditional tale, to the Eagle & Child, commemorating 'the Lathom legend', many British pub names and signs are steeped in local legends and ancient beliefs. This title explores the stories behind the names, showing where they originated and tracing how they have evolved over the years.
- Author BiographyDr Jacqueline Simpson was born in 1930 and studied English Literature and Medieval Icelandic at Bedford College, University of London. She has been an active member of the Folklore Society since the 1960s, having served at various times as Editor, Secretary and President. She also belongs to the Viking Society for Northern Research.She is particularly interested in local legends, both English and Scandinavian. Her books include British Dragons (1980), Scandinavian Folktales (1988), A Dictionary of English Folklore (2000, with Steve Roud), The Lore of the Land (2005, with Jennifer Westwood) and The Folklore of the Discworld (2008, with Terry Pratchett). She is a member of the Ghosts and Scholars Society and the Dracula Society. She lives in Sussex.
- Author(s)Jacqueline Simpson
- Date of Publication03/06/2010
- GenrePopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintRandom House Books
- Out-of-print date13/09/2014
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight439 g
- Width138 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine34 mm
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.