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Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies, 500 AD to the Present
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Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies, 500 AD to the Present (Paperback)

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The phenomenal success of Tolkien and JK Rowling have restored magical folk to the adult world. The reader will discover that Hobbits hail from Tolkien's aunt's manor farm Bag-End and Harry Potter's Master Dobbs is part of ancient folklore. Fairies are often nothing like the ones conjured up by writers and Hollywood. Some are worse than soccer hooligans. They are irascible, blood-sucking, bed-hopping. A tidal-wave of new fairy sightings has been uncovered by the digitisation of British and Irish local newspapers and other local ephemera, and by the Fairy Census conducted by the authors.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPopular beliefs & controversial knowledgeFolklore, myths & legends Publisher: Gibson Square Books Ltd Publication Date: 28/10/2022 ISBN-13: 9781783341023  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr Simon Young (editor) is from Cumbria and a professor of history at the Umbra Institute, Florence. Ceri Houlbrook (editor) is a history and architecture lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.

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