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Simpson, Jacqueline

Overview
Works: 90 works in 424 publications in 2 languages and 12,316 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Poetry  History  Sources  Folklore 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Contributor, Adapter, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other
Classifications: GR141, 398.094203
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jacqueline Simpson
A dictionary of English folklore by Jacqueline Simpson ( Book )
44 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides information on English folklore, beliefs, oral performances, and calendar customs
Everyday life in the Viking age by Jacqueline Simpson ( Book )
33 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Icelandic folktales and legends by Jacqueline Simpson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A translated selection devoted to supernatural beings, ghosts, and magic practices
The Macmillan dictionary of historical slang by Eric Partridge ( Book )
47 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawn from the Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, with the emphasis on the expressions used or coined before 1914
European mythology by Jacqueline Simpson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents beliefs, stories, and thought patterns concerned with supernatural beliefs in Britain, France, Greece, Germany, Russia, and Scandinavia
Beowulf and its analogues ( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Northmen talk; a choice of tales from Iceland by Jacqueline Simpson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sagas of the Norsemen : Viking and German myth by Loren Auerbach ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes Gods, Goddesses, the Viking and Germanic world, tales of myths and more
The Viking world by Jacqueline Simpson ( Book )
13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The folklore of Sussex by Jacqueline Simpson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of tales from Sussex. It includes such colourful themes as lost bells, buried treasures, dragons, fairies and the devil
The folklore of the Welsh border by Jacqueline Simpson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The folklore of Discworld by Terry Pratchett ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terry Pratchett joins up with a leading folklorist to reveal the legends, myths and customs of Discworld, together with helpful hints from Planet Earth. Most of us grew up having always known when to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are beginning to be forgotten
The lore of the land : a guide to England's legends, from spring-heeled Jack to the Witches of Warboys by Jennifer Westwood ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stop off at any English village or town or wander through the countryside and you will almost certainly brush up against some deep-rooted local myth or legend. This text looks at some of these stories, county by county, explaining when they date from, how they arose and what basis, if any, they have in fact
The Penguin English dictionary by George Norman Garmonsway ( Book )
48 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British dragons by Jacqueline Simpson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legends of Icelandic magicians ( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scandinavian folktales ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Penguin book of ghosts : [the spectres, apparitions and phantoms that haunt The lore of the land] by Jennifer Chandler ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"England's history echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, of indelible bloodstains and premonitions of death. Here, county by county and place by place, Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson gather together all the most interesting supernatural tales from The Lore of the Land. From a ghostly army marching across Cumbria and landlords' appeals against rates (because no one will rent their haunted houses), to Francis Drake's drum summoning him when England is in danger, these fascinating and unforgettable stories are part of our legendary past - and present."--BOOK JACKET
Green men and white swans : the folklore of British pub names by Jacqueline Simpson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the King & Tinker, named after a traditional tale in which a disguised monarch surprises a local craftsman, to the Eagle & Child, commemorating 'the Lathom legend', many British pub names and signs are steeped in local legends and ancient beliefs. In Green Men & White Swans, Jacqueline Simpson, one of the UK's leading folklorists, explores the stories behind the names, showing where they originated and tracing how they have evolved over the years. In the process, she reveals why the Green Man is sometimes depicted as a club-wielding giant with a girdle of leaves and sometimes as a Robin Hood figure, retells the dramatic tale of local Wiltshire hero Rattlebone, and describes the centuries-old custom that gives its name to the Silver Ball in St Columb. From there, she goes on to explain why you seem to be able to find a Red Lion, a Queen's Head or a White Horse in every part of the country, and why the recent fashion for apparently meaningless combinations involving slugs, toads, parrots and firkins actually has a precedent in history. Enlightening, revealing and entertaining by turns, Green Men & White Swans is both an intriguing insight into the history of the British pub and a captivating journey through the country's legendary past
 
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Alternative Names
Simpson, Jacqueline
シンプソン, ジャクリーヌ
Languages
English (315)
German (1)
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