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Oxford Dictionary Of English Folklore

A reference book published by Oxford University Press and edited by Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud. It covers a good array of Folk Customs, Events, Beliefs and Lore and is an excellent book to keep dipping into to understand the England of Folk and Folklore.

Steve Roud was Honorary Librarian of the Folk Lore Society for 15 years and has a special interest in Mumming Plays.  Dr Jacqueline Simpson was president of the Folk Lore Society between 1993 and 1996 and is Honoraray Secretary. Her special interests are in the Folklore of Sussex, Welsh Borders and Scandinavia.