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British Folk Tales and Legends
A Sampler

ISBN 9780415286022
Published August 29, 2002 by Routledge
390 Pages

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Book Description

In 1970 Katharine Briggs published in four volumes the vast and authoritative Dictionary of British Folktales and Legends to wide acclaim. This sampler comprises the very best of those tales and legends. Gathered within, readers will find an extravagance of beautiful princesses and stout stable boys, sour-faced witches and kings with hearts of gold. Each tale is a masterpiece of storytelling, from the hilarious 'Three Sillies' to the delightfully macabre 'Sammle's Ghost'.



Katharine Briggs (1898-1980). Eminent folklorist and former president of the Folklore Society.


'Katharine Briggs is the magic mirror on the wall. Ask her what you will.' - Richard Adams