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Description - Fairies and Fairy Stories by Diane Purkiss

From the dangerous beings of ancient myths and medieval folklore, to the sanitized wingy thingies of Shakespeare and the Victorians, and even modern myths of alien abduction, this book presents a history of fairies. It tells that they have a darker and menacing history - as troublemakers, child-snatchers, seducers and changelings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752440736
ISBN-10: 075244073X
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Diane Purkiss

Diane Purkiss graduated from the University of Queensland before taking her D.Phil at Merton College, Oxford. She worked as professor of English at Exeter Universiry before becoming senior tutor in English at Keble College, Oxford. She specialises in the supernatural, women's writing and folklore, and has written several books on women's history and witchcraft, notably 'The Witch in History'. She lives in Oxford.

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