Category: Folklore Books

A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe

I began writing 'Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe: A Treasury of British Folklore' back in April last year.

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From Oracle Ox to Gorse Goddess: Taking Lore Seriously in ‘Folk’

Writers have long retold folk tales just as musicians have reinterpreted folk songs. But when writing Folk, I aimed not to tell old tales but to imbue the world of the novel…

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The King’s Table: Exploring the Storytelling Tradition

#FolkloreThursday's Willow Winsham interviews storyteller Jean Edmiston and her daughter Amanda on their family storytelling tradition, and Jean's new story, "The King's Table".

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“Magical Folk”: A Review

Dr. Bob Curran reviews "Magical Folk", a new book edited by Simon Young and Ceri Houlbrook, which explores a range of fairy folklore from across the world.

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The Lessons of Monsters: As Learned from Cultural Demons Krampus and Namahage

Chris Kullstroem delves into the world of monsters, their cultural festivals and scare tourism...

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Haunting Scars in the Landscape – A Review of “Spirits of Place”

Paul Watson reviews a collection of essays which explores case studies of the associated folklore of landscape and place in countries throughout the world.

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Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange by Adam Scovell, a Review

G. H. Finn reviews Adam Scovell's excellent new book: Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange.

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13 Indispensable Online Folklore Books – for Free!

Exploring the vast realm of folklore has never been easier with the tools available in the digital world of libraries, museum collections and social media.

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