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Westwood, Jennifer 1940-2008

Overview
Works: 72 works in 286 publications in 11 languages and 6,254 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Fiction  Folklore  History  Fairy tales  Romances  Zines 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Adapter
Classifications: CC175, 909
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Jennifer Westwood
Publications by Jennifer Westwood
Most widely held works by Jennifer Westwood
The Atlas of mysterious places : the world's unexplained sacred sites, symbolic landscapes, ancient cities and lost lands by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
18 editions published between 1444 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,341 libraries worldwide
Includes material on the Glastonbury, T'ai Shan, Notre Dame Cathedral at Chartres, Stonehenge, the Delphi oracle, the Tower of Babel, North American mounds, Shangri-La, Atlantis, the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Nazca Lines Site in Peru, Easter Island, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Pueblo sites in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Angkor, Cambodia, Troy, Jerusalem, Mecca, the English leys, and Eldorado
The atlas of legendary places by James Harpur( Book )
65 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 10 languages and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Beschrijving in woord en beeld van legendarische culturele en natuurlijke monumenten uit de hele wereld
The Star Child : a fairy tale by Oscar Wilde( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
A Star-Child whose beauty has caused him to grow proud, cruel, and selfish denies that an ugly beggar woman is his mother. Learning he is wrong, he vows to search for her throughout the world
Going to Squintum's : a foxy folk tale by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
A sly fox travels the countryside and collects a series of animals in his sack before he meets his match
Albion : a guide to legendary Britain by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 libraries worldwide
A guide to the places associated with the folk tales and traditions of Britain. The growth of the legends is traced, drawing largely on medieval chronicles, 17th century antiquaries and 19th century folklore collectors. Includes Ordinance Survey map references
Sacred journeys : an illustrated guide to pilgrimages around the world by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
"Sacred journeys are as old as human cultures. They evolved from the ritual paths of tribal societies; from the sacred ways of classical Greece, Egypt, and the East; and from the flowering in the Middle Ages of the great religious pilgrimages that still flourish. Today, the numbers of people of all faiths and cultures engaged in pilgrimages are swelling. Each year, millions around the world leave behind the routine of daily life and seek the profound and sacred through journeys to places of incredible power, mystery, and beauty." "Pilgrimages share a common pattern. Each is a spiritual as well as a physical progress with a beginning, midway stage, climax, and homecoming. Part I of Sacred Journeys leads the reader through these stages in twelve sections with themes such as Longing, Getting Ready, Adventures and Difficulties, Arrival, and Coming Home. Illuminating these stages are twenty-five personal narratives of pilgrimages to such sites as Shikoku in Japan, Chaco Canyon in the United States, Croagh Patrick in Ireland, Canterbury in England, and Arunachala in India. Part II is a concise, practical guide to more than forty of the essential routes and sites around the world. Organized into three groups according to the type of destination - Journeys to Sacred Landscapes, to Sacred Temples, and to Sacred Shrines - each summary provides crucial information on recommended itineraries, appropriate times of year, key roadside features, the environment, necessary clothing, talismans, equipment and other accessories, and much more."--Jacket
Mysterious places : the world's unexplained symbolic sites, ancient cities and lost lands by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
R many people the "hook" of history is not so much what we know about the past as what we don't know. Time has left behind a legacy of mysteries and secrets, manifested in the ruins of ancient cities, temples and tombs; in strange, symbolic landscapes and designs upon the earth; in sacred sites where ancient people have sought communion with their gods; and in the persistent rumors of lost lands and fabulous treasures. Interweaving myth with history and archaeology, this atlas charts the locations of these places and recounts stories that have fired our imaginations and raised a multitude of questions about our ancestors' mysterious past. Here is a close-up look at more than 50 sites, from the megalithic temple of Stonehenge to the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, from the lost continent of Atlantis to the fabled treasure of Eldorado, and from the strange earthen mounds of North America to the giant stone statues of Easter Island. ... Publisher description
The lore of the land : a guide to England's legends, from spring-heeled Jack to the Witches of Warboys by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 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
Medieval tales by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Sixteen enduring tales from medieval England and France: The Tale of Chanticleer: The dragon of Rhodes; The Nightingale; The loathly lady; The knight with the two swords; Sir Launfal; The three young men and death; How Ysengrin the Wolf was taught to fish; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; The alchemist; The two lovers; The three plagues of Britain; Aucassin and Nicolette; The Devil and the Summoner; The death of Roland; and Sir Orfeo
Gilgamesh & other Babylonian tales by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
7 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Italian and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Dramatic and meaningful introduction to Sumerian and Babylonian mythology. Includes stories describing the creation, the Flood, the Sumerian love-goddess' visit to the underworld, and the priest-king's failure to win the gift of immortality
The fabled coast : legends and traditions from the seas and shores of Britain and Ireland by Sophia Kingshill( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
"Anyone with a love of the British coast will know that the shores of these islands are steeped in intriguing tales and ancient traditions. From stories of pirates and smugglers to accounts of ghost ships and sea serpents, via wreckers' sayings, fishermen's prayers and sailors' rituals, no matter where you look you'll find an astonishingly rich variety of local legends, customs and superstitions. In The Fabled Coast, renowned folklorists Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill gather together many of the most enthralling yarns from Great Britain and Ireland, tracing their origins and examining what basis -- if any -- they have in fact. Does the lost land of Lyonesse, site of King Arthur's final battle, really exist? Why did Scottish Highlanders believe that seals were enchanted royalty? Did the mermaid market on the Channel Islands ever happen? Along the way, they breathe life into ancient stories such as the tale of 'Jack the Painter', whose chains may be heard rattling in Portsmouth Harbour on a windy night, and the Fata Morgana, through which you can see a ghostly city off the coast of Kent. The result is a unique picture of our coastal heritage and the stories that are such an integral part of our Island history."--Amazon.com
The Penguin book of ghosts : [the spectres, apparitions and phantoms that haunt The lore of the land] by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 156 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."--Jacket
Stories of Charlemagne by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
The lore of Scotland : a guide to Scottish legends by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories that haunt the castles, villages, lochs, mountains and glens of the Scottish landscape
Tales and legends by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Haunted England : the Penguin book of ghosts by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
England's history echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, of premonitions of death and indelible blood-stains. County by county and place by place, this title gathers together interesting supernatural tales from The Lore of the Land
Alfred the Great by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
On pilgrimage : sacred journeys around the world by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
The Isle of Gramarye: an anthology of the poetry of magic by Jennifer Westwood( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
The traveller's atlas of sacred & historical places : a guide to the world's most mystical places by James Harpur( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (137)
Polish (11)
Italian (9)
Dutch (7)
French (5)
German (4)
Spanish (4)
Hungarian (3)
Finnish (2)
Romanian (2)
Slovenian (1)
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