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Jacqueline Simpson (born 1930) is a United Kingdom researcher and author on folklore and legend.

She studied English Literature and Medieval Icelandic at Bedford College, University of London. Dr. Simpson has been, at various times, Editor, Secretary, and President of the Folklore Society. She was awarded the Society's Coote Lake Research Medal in 2008. In 2010 she was appointed Visiting Professor of Folklore at the Sussex Centre of Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy at the University of Chichester, West Sussex. She has a particular interest in local legends (as opposed to international fairytales), and has published collections of this genre from Iceland, Scandinavia in general, and England (the latter in collaboration with the late Jennifer Westwood). She has also written on the folklore of various English regions, and was co-author with Steve Roud of the Penguin Dictionary of English Folklore. She lives in West Sussex, England.

She has been a point of reference for Terry Pratchett since he met her at a book signing in 1997. Terry was asking everyone in the queue how many magpie rhymes they knew, researching Carpe Jugulum, and whilst most people gave one answer — the theme from Magpie — Jacqueline stated that she knew "about nineteen". This encounter eventually led to collaboration.

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Total Books: 35
The Folklore of Discworld Legends Myths and Customs from the Discworld with Helpful Hints from Planet Earth
Studies in English and Scandinavian Folklore Selected Articles from Folklore Presented to the Author for Her 80th Birthday
Green Men  White Swans The Folklore of British Pub Names
The Penguin Book of Ghosts Prepare to be haunted by England's most unforgettable ghosts
The Folklore of Discworld
2009 - The Folklore of Discworld (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780552154932
ISBN-10: 0552154938
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Folklore of Sussex
2009 - Folklore of Sussex (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780752451008
ISBN-10: 0752451006

The Lore of the Land
2006 - The Lore of the Land (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141021034
ISBN-10: 0141021039
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Nonfiction

Pseira IX The Pseira Island Survey Part 2 The Intensive Surface Survey
2005 - Pseira IX the Pseira Island Survey Part 2 the Intensive Surface Survey [Prehistory Monographs - Pt. 2] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931534116
ISBN-10: 193153411X

Pseira VIII The Pseira Island Survey Part 1
2004 - Pseira VIII the Pseira Island Survey Part 1 [Prehistory Monographs - Part 1 v. 8] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931534109
ISBN-10: 1931534101

Folklore of the Welsh Border
2003 - Folklore of the Welsh Border (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780752426235
ISBN-10: 0752426230
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

A Dictionary of English Folklore
2001 - A Dictionary of English Folklore [Oxford Paperbacks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780198603986
ISBN-10: 0198603983
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

British Dragons
2001 - British Dragons [Wordsworth Myth, Legend and Folklore] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781840225075
ISBN-10: 1840225076
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Sagas of the Norsemen Viking and German Myth
1998 - Sagas of the Norsemen VIking and German Myth [Myth Mankind , Vol 5, No 20] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780705435338
ISBN-10: 0705435334
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

1989 - European Mythology [Library of the World's Myths and Legends] (Hardcover)
Everyday Life in the Viking Age
1987 - Everyday Life in the VIking Age (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780880291460
ISBN-10: 088029146X
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Country Lore and Legends Jacqueline Simpson
Country Lore and Legends Jacqueline Simpson [English Journeys] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141191041
ISBN-10: 014119104X
Genre: Science & Math

The Viking World
The VIking World (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312846596
ISBN-10: 0312846592

Northmen Talk
Northmen Talk (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780460077811
ISBN-10: 0460077813

The Folklore of Sussex
The Folklore of Sussex [The Folklore of the British Isles series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780713402407
ISBN-10: 0713402407

The folklore of the Welsh border
The Folklore of the Welsh Border [The Folklore of the British Isles] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780713431636
ISBN-10: 0713431636

Icelandic Folktales And Legends
Icelandic Folktales and Legends (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780752430454
ISBN-10: 0752430459
Genre: Literature & Fiction

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