Pin It

bibliography fairy


A.E. The Candle of Vision (London, Macmillian, 1919)

A.W. ‘Fairy ‘Folk-Lore’ of Shetland’ Antiquarian Magazine 1 (Jan. – June 1882), 135-137

A VILLAGER, ‘A Boggart at Worsthorne’, Burnley Express and Advertiser (26 May 1883), 7

Abram, William Alexander ‘Memorial of the Late T.T.Wilkinson, F.R.A.S. Burnley’ Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire 6 (1875-1876), 77-94

Addy, Sidney Oldall Household tales with other traditional remains: collected in the counties of York, Lincoln, Derby, and Nottingham (1895),

Aðalsteinsson, Jón Hnefill ‘The Testimony of Waking Consciousness and Dreams in Migratory Legends Concerning Human Encounters with the Hidden People’ Arv 49 (1993), 123-132

Allderidge, Patricia H. ‘Dadd, Richard (1817-1886)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press 2004) [accessed electronically].

Allderidge, Patricia H. The Late Richard Dadd (1974)

Allen, Dorena ‘Orpheus and Orfeo: The Dead and the Taken’ Medium Aevum 33 (1968) 263-273

Allen, Grant ‘Who Were the Fairies?’ Cornhill Magazine 43 (1881), 335-348 

Allen, Louis ‘A Jaunty Moonbeam Man’ Anon 2007 Our Faerie Best, 121-122

Allen, Louis ‘The Moon People’ Anon 2007 Our Faerie Best, 119-120

Allies, Jabez The British, Roman and Saxon antiquities and folklore of Worcestershire (London: J.R. Smith, 1856)

Allison, Cheryl ‘‘Urban Fairy’ doors appear in Ardmore’ Mainline Media News (2 Dec 2013)

Almqvist, Bo ‘Irish Migratory Legends on the Supernatural: Sources, Studies and Problems’ Béaloideas 59 (1991) 1-43

Alpert,Karen ‘Dear Tinkerbell, WTF?’ 3 Jan 2014

Alspach, Russel K. ‘The Use by Yeats and Other Irish Writers of the Folklore of Patrick Kennedy’, The Journal of American Folklore, 59 (1946), 404-412

Alvin, C ‘A Flowery Path to Heaven’ Theosophical Quarterly 12 (1915) 167-173

Ambrose, Kala ‘Exploring, Witches, Werewolves, Fairies and Shapeshifters with Claude Lecouteux’ 16 Jan 2014

An Inhabitant, A Glossary of Yorkshire Words and Phrases Collected in Whitby and the Neighbourhood (London: John Russell Smith 1855)

Anderson, Anne ‘A singular vision: Brian Froud’s faerie world’, Gramarye 2 (2012), 15-22

Anderson, Cora Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition (Portland, Harpy Books 1994)

Anderson, Gail-Nina ‘Mermaids in Myth and Art’ Fortean Times (November 2009)

Anderson, Jaynie ‘’Erasmus and the Siren’, Erasmus in English II (1981/1982), 2-7 [?]

Anderson, Otto. ‘Seal Folk in East and West: Some Comments on a Fascinating Group of Folk Tales’ Folklore International: Essays in Traditional Literature, Belief, and Custom in Honor of Wayland Debs Hand (ed) D.K. Wilgus. Halboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, Inc., 1967. 1-6.

Andrew, ‘The Fairies of Scotland’ (19 Nov 2013)

Andrew, S ‘Mr. S. Andrew [exhibited] old fairy pipes from Gloucester’, Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarians Society 24 (1906), 172

Andrews, Elizabeth Faeries & Folklore of the British Isles (Moreton in Marsh: Arris Publishing, 2006)

Andrews, Stuart and Jason Higgs Paranormal Cornwall (Stroud: History Press, 2010), chapter six contains fairylore

Andrews, Ted ‘Wonders of the Fairy Realm’’ Anon 2007 Our Faerie Best, 111-118

Andrews, Ted Enchantment of the Faerie Realm: Communicate with Nature Spirits and ElementalsSt. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1993

An Enthusiast, ‘Catching a Salmon’, Preston Chronicle and Lancashire Advertiser (15 Oct 1853), 3

Animatorium ‘The Best Environmental Epic: The Case for Princess Mononoke’, 5 Dec 2013

Anon, A Description of England and Wales (London, 1769), multi volume set

Anon [no title], Glasgow Herald (4 August 1826), 1

Anon, ‘Horrible Results of Superstition’, The Examiner (16 July 1826), 6

Anon ‘Practical Pun’, Berkshire Chronicle (14 October 1826), 3

Anon, ‘Attempt at Murder and Suicide’, Lancaster Gazette (19 April 1828), 3

Anon, ‘Dublin Sept 26: Difference between Ghosts and Good People’, Morning Chronicle (30 Sep 1829), 4

Anon, The Morning Chronicle (19 Sept 1829), 3

Anon, ‘Fairy Children’, The Dublin Penny Journal 1 (Jan 12, 1833), 227

Anon, ‘Curious Fact – A Fairy Tale’ The Morning Chronicle (3 March 1834), 1

Anon, ‘Unparalleled Imposture! Witchcraft’, Belfast Newsletter (11 April 1834), 1

Anon, ‘A Fairy’, Belfast News-Letter (20 Feb 1835), 2

Anon, ‘Pallasgrean Petty Sessions’, Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (4 Jan 1838), p. 4

Anon, ‘A Ghost Story’, Sheffield Independent (26 January 1839), 6

Anon, ‘Extraordinary Case of Gross Superstition’, Belfast News-Letter (17 April 1840), 2

Anon, ‘The Rockite Emissary from Fairy Land: Plunder of Fire-Arms’ Nenagh Guardian, 5 Feb 1840, p. 3

Anon, ‘County of Armagh Assizes: Murder of a Child by his Father’, Belfast News-Letter (11 Aug 1840), 1

Anon, ‘Superstition’, Belfast News-Letter (1842), 2

Anon ‘A Determined Boggart’ Kendal Mercury (14 May 1842), 1

Anon, ‘Curious Case of Superstition’, Nenagh Guardian (13 Sep 1843), 4

Anon, ‘A Female Quack: Gross Superstition: Another Johnny Mahony’, Nenagh Guardian (4 May 1844), 4

Anon, ‘Awful Occurrence’, Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (18 Aug 1846), p. 2

Anon, ‘A Child Murdered by its Father’, Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser  (8 Apr 1848), ?

Anon, ‘Extraordinary Credulity in the Nineteenth Century’, Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (1 July 1848), p. 1 excerpted from the Westmeath Guardian

Anon, ‘Extraordinary Case: A Fairy Turned Swindler!’, Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (1 Jan 1849), 4

Anon, ‘The Queen of the Fairies’, Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (16 Jun 1849), p. 4

Anon ‘Witchcraft’, Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, (13 Sep 1850), p. 4

Anon, ‘Ghost Story’, Lancaster Gazette (25 January 1851), 5

Anon ‘Ghost Story’, Lancaster Gazette (25 January 1851), 5

Anon, ‘County of Antrim Assizes’, Belfast News-Letter (23 July 1852) no. 11756, p.1

Anon, ‘On Monday Last’, Belfast News-Letter (9 August 1852) no. 11763, p. 1 excerpted from Anglo-Celt.

Anon, ‘Thomas Crofton Croker, Esq, F.S.A’ Gentleman’s Magazine 197 (1854) 397-401

Anon, ‘Superstition in Kilkenny’, Preston Guardian (19 Apr 1856), 2

Anon ‘On the Popular Customs and Superstitions of Lancashire’, The Burnley Advertiser (4 May 1861), 4

Anon ‘Loitering In The Street’, The Lancaster Gazette Supplement (2 Nov 1861), 1

Anon ‘Daniel O’Leary, Duhallow Piper’ Irish American Weekly (15 November 1862), 2

Anon, ‘Harry Andrew: A Christmas Story’, Dunfermline Saturday Press (16 January 1864), 5

Anon, ‘County Galway’ Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, (16 July 1866), p. 4

Anon, ‘The Fairies – Stealing’, Nation, 27 Mar 1869, p. 6

Anon, ‘Fairies in Belfast’ Belfast News-Letter (29 Mar 1870), no.54672, p.3.

Anon, ‘Something about Ghosts’ Lancaster Gazette (15 October 1870), 8

Anon, ‘Strange Freak of a Lunatic’, Lancaster Gazette (17 March 1877), 5

Anon ‘Up and Down the Country: Ranscliff’ Staffordshire Sentinel and Commercial & General Advertiser (6 December 1879), 7

Anon, ‘Legends of Worsthorn’, Burnley Advertiser (17 January 1880), 8

Anon, ‘The Land Act’, Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (21 Dec 1883), 7

Anon, ‘The Lisowran Murder Case’,  Nenagh Guardian, (8 Dec 1883), 3

Anon, ‘Local Notes and Queries.’ The Leeds Mercury (11 October 1884), 8

Anon, ‘Extraordinary Superstition’, Birmingham Daily Post (19 May 1884), 8

Anon, ‘A Holiday Sketch’ Motherwell Times (28 July 1888), 4

Anon, ‘Andersonian Naturalist Society’ Glasgow Herald (9 September 1889), 6

Anon, ‘Terrible Tragedy in Donegal’, Belfast News-Letter (27 May 1890),  5.

Anon, ‘The Dungley Boggart’, Blackburn Standard (21 May 1892), 5

Anon, ‘Boggart Hole Clough and Its Ghost’, Manchester Times (27 October 1893), 5

Anon, ‘Bantry Petty Sessions: The Use of the Word Fairy’, Southern Star (27 Apr 1895), 2

Anon, ‘A Belief in the Fairies: an Extraordinary Case’, Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (19 Feb 1897), 6

Anon, ‘Rossendale Boggart Tales’, Burnley Express and Advertiser (28 August 1897), 3

Anon, ‘Interesting Literary Discovery’ Manchester Times (25 February 1898), 5

Anon, ‘McQuillan and the Fairies’, Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (13 Sep 1898), 6

Anon, ‘Alleged Serious Assault at Cardonagh’, Belfast News-Letter (28 October 1898), 7

Anon, ‘Assault and Abusive Language’, Anglo Celt (4 Feb 1899), p. 4

Anon, ‘Towneley Hall’, Burnley Express (18 January 1902), 7

Anon  ‘Barcroft Hall’ Burnley Express (1 February 1902), 7

Anon ‘Fairy Tales’, The Celtic Review 5 (1908), 155-171

Anon ‘Twenty-Second Report of the Committee on Devonshire Folklore’, Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art 37 (1905) 110-121
Anon, ‘Titania’s Palace’, Dundee Courier (29 June 1929), 12

Anon, ‘Fairies Reported: Seen in Ireland’ Townsville Daily Bulletin (21 September 1938), 11

Anon, The Book of Elves and Fairies (New Lanark Geddes and Grosset, 1994)

AnonOur Faerie Best: from the Pages of Fate Magazine (Lakeville: Galde Press, 2007)

Anon, ‘Bannister Doll’s Deadly Vengeance’, The Shield’s Gazette (8 October 2009),

AnonThe Otherworld: Music & Song from Irish Tradition (Dublin, UCD 2012)

Anon, ‘Friday 13 and the Magic of Whitby Tales’, Whitby Gazette (12 September 2013), *

Anon, ‘Away with the Fairies’, Galway Advertiser (10 October 2013)

Anon, Milla Jovovich dons a pair of wings as she throws daughter Ever a fairy-themed birthday party, Mailonline (3 Nov 2013),

Anti-Dolos, ‘Tiverton Superstition’, Woolmer’s Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (Saturday 15 March 1845), 4.

Arnold, Herbet ‘The Elementals’, Occult Review 18 (July – Dec 1913), 208-13

Arrowsmith, Nancy Field Guide to the Little People (Woodbury: Llewellyn 2009) [first published 1977]

Ashliman, D.L. Fairy Lore: A Handbook (London: Greenwood Press 2006)

Atkinson, Rev. J.C. Forty Years in a Moorland Parish: Reminiscences and Researches in Danby in Cleveland (New York: Macmillan 1891)

Atkinson, Rev J.C. Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative and Critical  (London: John Russell Smith, 1878)

Bachman, Michael ‘Troll Runs After Train in Flooded England!’ (9 Feb 2014)

Badke, David The Medieval Bestiary: Animals in the Middle Ages at

Bakeley, Reginald Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop And Other Practical Advice In Our Campaign Against the Fairy Kingdom (San Francisco: Conari 2013)

Balderston, Robert R. and Margaret Balderston Ingleton, Bygone and Present (London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co, 1890)

Balston, R.J. Notes on the birds of Kent (1907)

Baldwin, Dean ‘Fairy Lore and the Meaning of Sir Orfeo’, Southern Folklore Quarterly 41 (1977), 132-133

Ballantyne, Archibald ‘The West-Country Pixies’, The Argosy 64 (1897), 410-422.

Ballard, Linda-May ‘Fairies and Supernatural on Reachrai’, in The Good People (Ed. Narváez 1997),47-93.

Bamford, Samuel Early Days (London: Marshall & Co, 1849)

Banks, Mary M. ‘Folklore Notes from Scotland’ Folklore 45 (1934), 324-245

Bantick, Christopher ‘Fairies Tree turns 80 and still pulls them in’, Herald Sun (15 Jan 2014),

Barber, Elizabeth Wayland The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance (2013)

Barcroft, John ‘Tat O’ Swinden: A Boggart Tale of To-day’ Burnley Express (24 April 1889), 4

Baring-Gould, S[abine] ‘Devonshire Household Tales: V, The Cow and the Pixies’, Notes and Queries 8 (1865), 282-283.

Baring-Gould, Sabine Early Reminiscences, 1834-1864 (London, John Lane 1923)

Barker, Cicely Mary The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies (London: Frederick Warne, 1996)                          

Barret, W.H. and R.P.Garrod East Anglian Folklore and Other Tales (London Routledge and Kegan Paul 1976)

Barrett, C.B.R. Somersetshire: Highways, Byways and Waterways (London, William Clowes and Sons, 1894)

Barringer, Judith Divine Escorts: Nereids in archaic and classical Greek Art (Ann Arbor 1995) [?]

Barry, Witchcraft and Demonology in South-West England, 1640-1789 (2011)

Bartholomew, Emma ‘Apply to be the Tooth Fairy at the Ministry of Stories’, Hackney Gazette, (10 Nove 2013) [accessed 10 Nov]

Baxter, Ron Bestiaries and their Users in the Middle Ages (London 1998)

Beachcombing, Dr ‘Crypto Fairy Hippo Cow in Scotland and Ireland?!’ 6 Nov 2013

Beachcombing, Dr ‘Tolkien, A Poppy and the Death of Traditional Fairies’, (24 October 2013)*

Beachcombing, Dr ‘Hot Mermaids from Venice’, (22 October 2013)

Beachcombing, Dr ‘Paranormal Smells’, 10 October 2013

Beachcombing, Dr ‘Romans and Fairies’ (25 Nov 2013)

Beachcombing, Dr ‘Was Nessie a Kelpie’,, 22 Dec 2013

Beachcombing, Dr ‘Where are the American Fairies?’ (6 Feb 2014)

Beansidhe, ‘The Hidden History of Fairies’ (9 Dec 2013)

Beddoe, Stella ‘Fairy Writing and Writers’, (ed) Martineau Victorian Fairy Painting (1998), 22-31.

Beer, I.W. ‘Fairies Are Not Dead!’ John O’London Weekly (4 April 1936), 34. 

Behringer, Wolfang Shaman of Oberstdorf: Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the Phantoms of the Night (Virginia: University of Virginia Press, 1998)

Bell, Peter ‘The Child That Went with the Fairies’: The Folk Tale and the Ghost Story’, Gary Crawford, William, Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays (Hippocampus Press: New York 2011), 418-428

Bell, Peter, ‘Of Sacred Groves and Ancient Mysteries: Parallel Themes in the Writings of Arthur Machen and John Buchan’, Faunus: The Journal of the Friends of Arthur Machen 21 (Spring 2010), 26-45

Bell, William Shakespeare’s Puck, and his Folklore: Illustrated from the Superstitions of all Nations. 1852.

Bennet, Gillian ‘Women’s Personal Experience Stories of Encounters with the Supernatural: Truth as an Aspect of Storytelling Arv 40 (1984), 79-87

Bennet, Margaret ‘Balquhidder Revisited: Fairylore in the Scottish Highlands, 1690-1990’ in The Good People (Ed. Narváez 1997), 94-115.

Bennett, Margaret The Last Stronghold: Scottish Gaelic Traditions in Newfoundland (1989)

Benson, E.F. ‘The Recent Witch Burning at Clonmel’ Nineteenth Century 37 (Jan-June 1895), 1053-1059

Benwell, Gwen and Arthur Waugh Sea Enchantress: The Tale of the Mermaid and her Kin (Hutchinson, London 1961)

Beza, Marcu, ‘The Sacred Marriage in Roumanian Folklore’, Slavonic Review 4 (1925/1926), 321-333. An analysis of the zane or Romanian nymphs with Greek, Roman and even Arabic cognates: Appearance, Classical, Eastern, International and Love.

Bible Believer, ‘Fairies, Gnomes, Elves and More’,, 15 Nov 2013 [15 Nov 2013]

Biezais, H. ‘The Latvian Forest Spirit’ in Almqvist and Wiksell, Supernatural Owners of Nature 1961, 15-18

Billingsley, John West Yorkshire Folk Tales (Stroud: History Press 2010)

Billingsley, John Folk Tales from Calderdale: Place Legends and Lore from the Calder Valley (Mytholmroyd: Northern Earth, 2007)

Big Study, ‘Welsh Poltergeist’, 23 June 2013*

Big Study, ‘Black Dog’,, 25 October 2013*

Big Study, ‘Will-o-the-Wisp’,, 18 October 2013*

Big Study, ‘Pookhas vs Pucas’ 9 Nov 2013 [accessed 16 Nov 2013]

Bill, Janie ‘Finding Fairy Lights’ (4 Feb 2014)

Binchy, Daniel ‘The Saga of Fergus mac Léti’, Ériu 16 (1952), 33-48

Binnall, Peter G. ‘A brownie legend from Lincolnshire’, Folklore 51 (1940) 219-222

Black, G.F. and Northcote W. Thomas (ed) Examples of Printed Folklore Concerning the Orkney and Shetland Islands (1903)

Black, Jeremy, Anthony Green and Tessa Rickards Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia. An Illustrated Dictionary (London 1992) [?]

Blake, Henry Letters from the Irish Highlands (London: John Murray 1825)

Blaskiewicz, Bob Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Cottingley Fairies (4 Feb 2014)

Blavatsky, H. P. The Theosophical Glossary (London, Theosophical Publishing House 1892)

Blavatsky, H. P. Isis unveiled: a master key to the mysteries of ancient and modern science and theology (Point Loma, Aryan Theosophical Press 1919, first printed 1877)

Blomqvist, Håkan ‘Leprechauns, humanoids and dark plasma’ (30 August 2013: accessed 1 September 2013)*

Boase, Wendy The Folklore of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (London: Batsford 1976)

Boardman, John ‘Very Like a Whale – Classical Sea Monsters’ Monsters and Demons in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Papers Presented in Honor of Edith Poranda (eds) Ann E. Farkas, Prudence O. Harper and Evelyn B. Harrison (Mainz 1987), 78-83

Booth, Thomas ‘A Morning Ramble into the Pennine Range’ Burnley Express (19 July 1884), 6

Booth, Thomas ‘A Ramble Through a Lancashire Vale’, Burnley Express and Advertiser (26 May 1883), 6

Bord, Janet Fairies: Real Encounters with Little People (London: Michael O Mara 1997)

Bord, Janet The Travellers Guide to Fairy Sites: The Landscape and Folklore of Fairyland in England, Wales and Scotland (Glastonbury: Gothic  Image Publications 2004)

Borlasse, William The dolmens of Ireland; their distribution, structural characteristics, and affinities in other countries together with the folk-lore attaching to … and traditions of the Irish people

Botthorne, Paul ‘Grigget, the Pixie [I]’, The Daily Gazette (26 February 1881), p 4

Botthorne, Paul ‘Grigget, the Pixie [II]’, The Daily Gazette (5 March 1881), p 4

Bottomley, Samuel Greenfield A Poem: with a historical sketch of Saddleworth by Samuel Bottomley (Uppermill: Moorland Books, 2012)

Bottrell, William Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall (Penzance: Bear and Son 1870-1880), I-III (the last volume entitled Stories and Folklore of West Cornwall)

Bourke, Angela ‘Fairies and anorexia: Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill’s ‘Amazing Grass’, Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 13 (1993), 25-38

Bourke, Angela ‘The Virtual Reality of Irish Fairy Legend’, Eire-Ireland 31 (1996), 7-25

Bourke, Angela The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story (London: Pimlico 1999)

Bourke, Angela ‘Hunting Out the Fairies: E.F.Benson, Oscar Wilde and the Burning of Bridget Cleary’, Jerusha McCormack, (ed) Wilde the Irish Man (New Have, 1998), 36-47

Bovet, Richard Panaemonium, or The Devil’s Cloyster, being a Furthe Blow to modern Sadduceism (1684)

Bowker, James Goblin Tales of Lancashire (London: W.Swan Sonnenschein & Co 1883)

Bown, Nicola Fairies in Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature (Cambridge: CUP 2001)


Bradbury, Joseph Saddleworth Sketches (Oldham: Hirst & Rennie 1871)

Bramsbäck, Birgit ‘William Butler Yeats and Folklore Material’, Béaloideas 39/41 (1971 – 1973), 56-68

Brand, John A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth and Caithness (Edinburgh: William Brown, 1883)

Branford, Anna ‘Gould and the fairies’, Australian Journal of Anthropology Sydney 22 (2011)

Bray, Anna Eliza A description of the part of Devonshire bordering on the Tamar and the Tavy: its natural history, manners, customs, superstitions, scenery, antiquities, biography of eminent persons, &c. &c. in a series of letters to Robert Southey, esq

Bray, Anna Eliza Traditions, legends, superstitions, and sketches of Devonshire on the borders of the Tamar and the Tavy, illustrative of its manners, customs, history, antiquities, scenery, and natural history

Breatnach, Deasún ‘The Púca: A Multi-Functional Irish Supernatural Entity’ Folklore 104 (1993) 105-110

Brenan, Samuel Arthur ‘Fairy Folk-Lore, Co. Antrim’, The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Society of Ireland 78 (1889), 59-63

Briggs, Julia Night Visitors: The Rise and Fall of the English Ghost Story (London: Faber 1977)

Briggs, Katharine The Personnel of Fairyland: A Short Account of the Fairy People of Great Britain for those who tell Stories to Children (Oxford: Alden Press, 1953)

Briggs, Katharine Abbey Lubbers, Banshees & Boggarts: A Who’s Who of Fairies (Harmondsworth: Kestrel 1979)

Briggs, Katherine ‘The English Fairies’ Folklore 68 (1957), 270-287

Briggs, Katherine ‘Some Unpleasant Characters Among British Fairies’ Folklore Studies in the Twentieth Century, (ed) V.J.Newall (Ipswich: Boydell and Brewer 1980), 143-146

Briggs, Katharine Dictionary of Fairies (London: Viking 1976) [published in the US as An Encylopedia of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures]

Briggs, Katharine The Fairies in Tradition and Literature (London: Routledge 2011) [first printed 1967]

Briggs, Katherine The Anatomy of Puck: An Examination of Fairy Beliefs among Shakespeare’s Contemporaries and Successors (London, Routledge and Kegan Paul 1959).

Briggs, Katherine The Vanishing People: A Study of Traditional Fairy Beliefs (London: B.T. Batsford Ltd. 1978)

Briggs, Katherine ‘Brownie into Boggart’, Folklore on Two Continents: Essays in Honour of Linda Degh (eds) N. Burtakoff and C. Lindahl (Bloomington: Trickster Press), 79-85

Britten, Emma Hardinge ‘Spirits of the Mines’, Banner of Light (9 October 1875)

Britten, Emma Hardinge Nineteenth-century Miracles or Spirits and their Work in Every Country of the Earth: A Complete Historical Compendium of the Great Movement Known as Spiritualism (London 1883), 556.

Britten, William Art Magic or Mundane, Sub Mundane, Super Mundane (Chicago 1898) [(ed) by Emma Hardinge Britten]. A very brief attempt to render fairies and elves as elementals (253-255): Medieval, Spiritualism and Vegetation,

Broadhurst, Paul & Hamish Miller The Sun and the Serpent: A Journey of Discovery through the British Landscape, its Mythology, Ancient Sites and Mysteries (Pendragon Press 1989)

Brown, Theo Devon Ghosts (Norwich: Jarrold Publishing 1982), 128-133 for a short but very valuable chapter on pixies

Brown, Theo Transactions of the Devonshire Association (1960) [in Folklore section the Widecombe region and pixies]

Browsing the Atlas ‘Evening of Food Folklore Fairies’ 16 Nov 2013 [accessed 16 nov 2013]

Buccola, Regina Fairies, Fracitious Women, and the Old Faith: Fairy Lore in Early Modern British Drama and Culture (Selinsgrove: Susquehanna University Press, 2006)

Bunce, John Thackray Fairy Tales: Their Origins and Meanings with Some Account of Dwellers in Fairyland (London, Macmillan and Co 1878)

Burke Sever, J. ‘The Antecedents of Sir Orfeo’, Studies in Medieval Literature in Honor of Albert Croll Baugh (Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press1961)

Burne, Charlotte and George Gomme, The Handbook of Folklore (London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1914)

Butturff, Douglas The Monsters and the Scholar: an Edition and Critical Study of the Liber Monstrorum (University of Illinois 1968) [?]

Byatt, A.S. ‘TheWild Ones’, The Guardian 24 November 2007

C. ‘The Piskies Changeling’ The Athenæum 1004 (23 January 1847), 95

C. ‘Belief in Pixies: Author’s Surprising Discoveries in Cornwall’, Western Morning News (Monday 23 December 1935), 2.

C.R., ‘Please the Pigs’, Notes and Queries 5 (1852), 450

C.S. ‘My ghost adventure: A story for Christmas Eve’ Burnley Advertiser (24 December 1864), 3

C[ouch], T. Q. ‘St Nun’s Well, etc: with a notice of some remains of ancient well worship’, Notes and Queries 10 (1854), 397-398.

Caciola, Nancy ‘Revenants and Wraiths’, Past and Present 103 (1996), ????

Cahill, Ann ‘Irish Folk Tales and Supernatural Literature: Patrick Kennedy and Sheridan Le Fanu’, That Other World: The Supernatual and Fantastic in Irish Literatureed. Stewart (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe: 1998)

Cahill, Ann ‘Fact and Folklore in Le Fanu’s Ultor de Lacy: A Legend of Capercullen’ Le Fanu Studies 2 (2007)

Campbell, Thomas The Life of Mrs Siddons (Effingham Wilson, London1834) II vols

Campbell, Mary B. The Witness and the other World: Exotic European Travel Writing, 1400-1600 (Ithaca 1988)

Chadwick, John C. Folklore and Witchcraft in Dorset and Wiltshire (Nigel J. Clarke Publications 1984)

Chadwick, Joyce ‘Fairies Are not Dead!’ John O’London Weekly (21 March 1936), 986

Charters, Daphne A True Fairy Tale (Almorris Press, London 1956).

Charters, Daphne Forty Years with the Fairies: Volume One of Daphne Charter’s Collected Fairy Manuscripts (Arcata: R.J.Stewart 2008)

Chatto, William Andrew Rambles in Northumberland, and on the Scottish Border (London: Chapman and Hall 1835)

Chesterton, G. K. Orthodoxy (London, Bradford and Dickens repr 1957, 1908), (4: 66-102) ‘The Ethics of Elfland’

Christiansen, Reidar ‘Some notes on fairies and the fairy faith’, Béaloideas 39-41 (1971-1973), 95-111

Christopher, John The Little People (London, Sphere 1978 first published 1966)

Clairmonte, Glenn ‘William Allen White and the Little People’ Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon 2006, 21-22

Clark, J. Kent Goodwin Wharton (London, Sphere Books 1989) [first published 1984]

Clarke, David ‘Peakland spooklights’ At the Edge 10 (1998),, read in html May 2012

Clier-Colombani, Françoise La Fée Mélusine au Moyen Age. Images, Mythes, Symboles (Paris 1991)

Cobley, Fred On foot through Wharfedale: descriptive & historical notes of the towns and villages of Upper and Lower Wharfedale (London: Walker and Sons 1882)

Cocksedge, J. ‘Local Notes and Queries,’ The Leeds Mercury, (11 October 1884), 8, col. 4

Codd, Daniel Mysterious Lincolnshire (DB Publishing 2013) [?]

Codd, Daniel Mysterious Northamptonshire (DB Publishing 1992)

Codd, Daniel Paranormal Lancashire (Amberley Publishing, 2011)

Coghlan, Ronan Handbook of Fairies (Chievely: Capall Bann 1998)

Cohen, Simona ‘Andrea del Sarto’s Monsters: The Madonna of the Harpies and Human-animal Hybrids in the Renaisance’, Apollo 160 (July 2004), 38-45

Cohen, Simona Animals as Disguised Symbols in Renaissance Art (Leiden 2008)

Coleman, David ‘Is it good or bad to encourage belief in fairies?’ Independent

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems I, Poems (Reading Text) (ed) J.C.C. Mays (Princeton, Princeton University Press 2001).

Collins, Doris A Woman of Spirit: The autobiography of a psychic (Granada Publishing Limited, London 1983), Isbn 0246119177, 215.

Collison, F.W. ‘North Devonshire Folk Lore’, Notes and Queries 1, third series (1862), 404-405.

Cooke, J ‘Notes on Irish Folklore from Connaught, Collected Chiefly in North Donegal’ Folklore 7 (1896), 299-301

Cooke, Simon ‘A Regular Contributor’: Le Fanu’s Short Stories, All The Year Round, and the Influence of Dickens’Gary Crawford, William, Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays (Hippocampus Press: New York 2011), 206-222

Cooper, Joe The Case of the Cottingley Fairies (London, Robert Hale Limited 1990)

Cornish, Mr ‘Natural History and Antiquarian Society’ The Cornishman (Thursday 17 November 1881), p. 7

Correll, Timothy Corrigan ‘Believers, Sceptics, and Charlatans: Evidential Rhetoric, the Fairies, and Fairy Healers in Irish Oral Narrative and Belief’ Folklore 116 (2005), 1-18

Couch, Mabel Quiller Cornwall’s Wonderland (London, J.M.Dent and Sons 1914), pp. 243.

Couch, Thomas Q. ‘The Folk Lore of a Cornish Village: Fairy Mythology’, Notes and Queries 11 (1855), 397-398 and 457-459.

Couch, Thomas Q. ‘The Popular Antiquities of Polperro and its Neighbourhood’, Transactions of the Natural History and Antiquarian Society of Penzance 2 (1864), 149-161

Coward, Claire Denelle ‘Ghost Writers? Somerville and Ross’, That Other World (ed) Bruce Stewart (Gerard’s Cross: Colin Smythe 1991)

Cox, Catherine ‘The Medical Marketplace and Medical Tradition in Nineteenth-century Ireland’, Folk Healing And Health Care Practices In Britain and Ireland: Stethoscopes, wands and crystals (ed) Ronnie Moore and Stuart McClean (eds) (Oxford 2010), 55-79

Coyle, Robert The Hikey Sprite (Pen Press 2013)

Craigey, W.A. ‘A Fairy Dog’s Tooth’ Folklore 11 (1900), 450-452

Craigen, J.H ‘An Encounter with a Fairy’, John O’London’s Weekly (2 May 1936), 167.

Craik, Dinah Mulock ‘The Last News of the Fairies’ Good Words for the Young,  2, March (1870), 256–60

Craufurd, Quentin C.A. ‘Preface’, in Johnson, Naturgeister

Crawford, Gary William and Brian J. Showers Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: A Concise Bibliography (Dublin: Swan River Press, 2011)

Crawford, Gary William, Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays (Hippocampus Press: New York 2011)

Crawley, ‘The Astonishing Affair of the Cottingley Fairies’, British Journal of Photography, 24 December 1982- 18 Feburary 1983, 1 April 1983-8 April 1983, concluded May 1985 and July 1986

Crocombe, Leonard ‘The World’s Happiest Museum: Through A Room of Miracles with Arthur Conan Doyle’ The Strand ([day] May 1927), pp. 451-458.

Croker, Thomas Crofton Researches in the south of Ireland, illustrative of the scenery, architectural remains, and the manners and superstitions of the peasantry. With an appendix, containing a private narrative of the rebellion of 1798 (London: Murray, 1824)

Croker, Thomas Crofton Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland,  I-III, (London: John Murray 1825-1828)

Curtin, Jeremiah Tales of the Fairies and of the Ghost World (New York 1971)

Dadow, Phil ‘Piskey-laden Excursionists’ The Cornishman (Thursday, July 23 1891), p. 7.

Daimler, Morgan ‘Daoine Sidhe – the People of the Hollow Hills’, (5 Dec 2013)

Dalbosco, Alberta and Carla Brughi Entità Fatate della Padania ovvero trattato dei Draghi, Fate, Folletti e di altre strane creature che possono apparire in questa terra, dei loro usi e costumi e di alcune loro gesta ed imprese (Milan, Terra di Mezzo, 2010)

Dalyell, John Graham The Darker Superstitions of Scotland Illustrated from History and Practice (Edinburgh, Waugh and Innes 1884), pp. 700.

Dathen, Jon Somerset Faeries and Pixies: Exploring Their Hidden World (Milverton: Cappall Bann Publishing, 2010)

Davidson, H.R. Ellis Katharine Briggs: Story-Teller (London: Lutterworth Press 1986)

Davies, Constance ‘Classical Threads in Orfeo’, Modern Language Review 56 (1961), 161-166

Davies, Jonathan Ceredig ‘Notes on Welsh Folklore’, Folklore 30, 156-157.

Deane, Tony and Tony Shaw The Folklore of Cornwall (London: B.T.Batsford 1975)

DeFaoíte, Dara Paranormal Ireland: An Investigation into the Other Side (Maverick House 2002)

Delaney, James G.  ‘At the Foot of Mount Leinster: Collecting Folklore in the Kennedy Country in 1954’,  The Past: The Organ of the Uí Cinsealaigh Historical Society 16 (1988), 3-27

Dell, Nancy ‘Welsh Folk Lore’ Prediction (January 1945), 217.

Devlin, The Superstitious Mind: French Peasants and the Supernatural Mind in the Nineteenth Century (Yale 1987)

Dickins, Bruce ‘Yorkshire Hobs’ Transactions Yorkshire Dialect Society 7 (1942)

Diehl, C.G. ‘Aranyani and Katukilal: Some Notes on the Goddess of Forests in India’  Almqvist and Wiksell The Supernatural Owners of Nature. Stockholm, Goteborg and Uppsala (1961), 19-24.

Dobson, William Rambles by the Ribble (Preston: W. and J. Dobson, 1864), I, 22

Doel, F and G. Doel, Folklore of Kent (Stroud: History Press 2002)

Doel, Fran and Goff D. Doel Folklore of Dorset (Stroud: The History Press 2007)

Doel, Fran and Goff D. Doel Folklore of Northumbria (Stroud: The History Press 2009)

Donohue, W.L. and Irene Uchida ‘Leprechaunism: A Euphemism for a Rare Familial Disorder’, Journal of Pediatrics 45 (1954), 505-519

Doorly, Moyra ‘Fairy Types, Do and Don’ts, Iceland and Fairy Forests’ Fortean Times (January 2004)

Dorson, Richard M. The British Folklorists: A History (Chicago 1968)

Dowding, Hugh ‘Foreword’ in Charters, True Fairy Tale, (1956), i-iii.

Dowson, Thomas ‘Menhirs, Megaliths and Fairies in North Eastern Brittany’ (5 Jan 2014)

Doyle, Arthur Conan ‘Dwellers on the Border’, Edge of the Unknown (London 1930)

Doyle, Arthur Conan The Coming of the Fairies (Univeristy of Nebraska 2006) [first published in 1922]

Doyle, J.J. ‘Irish Popular Superstitions’, The Irish Monthly 50 (1922) 76-80

Dreamstress, The ‘Fairies and dinosaurs at Versailles’, 10 Nov 2013 [accessed 16 Nov 2013]

Drinnon, Dale A. ‘The Little Bigfoot Phenomenon’, Frontiers of Zoology, (22 Nov, 2013, accessed 23 Nov 2013)

Dubois, Pierre.The Great Encyclopedia of Faeries (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999)
Duffy, Maureen The Erotic World of Faery (London, Hodder and Stoughton 1972)

Duncan, Leland L., Barney Whelan, Anne Whelan, Michael Lynch, Edward McVittie, Drumkeeran ‘Fairy Beliefs and Other Folklore Notes from County Leitrim’ Folklore 7 (1896), 161-183

Dunn, Henry ‘the Ashen Faggott: Burnt on Christmas Eve in Devonshire’, North Devon Journal (24 December 1846), 3

Dyer, T.F.Thiselton Folklore of Shakespeare (1883)

E. ‘[Fossil Echinus]’, Notes and Queries 3, 45

E.K., ‘On Foot from Goosnargh to White Well’, The Preston Chronicle and Lancashire Advertiser (2 October 1870), 2.

E.L., ‘The Water Nixie: A Swedish Legend’, The Derby Journal (4 December 1848), 6 [first in Argosy]

Eberhart, George M ‘Fairies’ Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology (ABC-Clio 2002), 169-172.

Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy ‘‘Pixilated,’ a Marblehead Word’ American Speech 16 (1941), 78-80

Edwards, Gillian Hobgoblin and Sweet Puck: Fairy Names & Natures (Altrincham Geoffrey Bles 1974)

Elliott, Larry ‘The state has privatised Santa and nationalised the elves’ The Guardian (22 Dec 2013)

England, D ‘The Little People’, Contemporary Review 172 (1947), 106-109

English, Rebecca ‘Croydon Tinker Bell… are there fairies at the bottom of the garden?’ Daily Mail (8 September 2009) [accessed online]

Erixon, Sigurd ‘Some Examples of Popular Conceptions of Sprites and other Elementals in Sweden during the 19th Century’ in Almqvist and Wiksell, The Supernatural Owners of Nature (1961), 34-37

Esoterx, The Blue Men of the Minch: Mercenary Memories or Rhyming Storm Kelpies? (13 Feb 2014)

Evans, Alex ‘Encounters with Little Men’, Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon, 2006, 31-35.

Evans, Hilary ‘Masters of Disguise’ The Unexplained 10.109, pp. 2161-2165 ]

Evans, Hugh Y Tylwyth Teg (Liverpool 1944)

Evans-Wentz, W.Y. The Fairy Faith in Fairy Countries (London: Colin Smythe 1978) [first published 1911]

Everett, Rebecca ‘86-year-old Theresa St. Martin creates “fairy village” for her great-grandchildren’, GazetteNet (27 Dec 2013)

F.G.S. ‘William D___ and the Piskies’ Royal Cornwall Gazette (Friday 19 December 1879), p. 6

Fairies-Zeluna, ‘Cinderella was a Witch and friend to the Fairies’ 12 Nov 2013, [accessed Nov 12 2013]

Fairies-Zeluna, ‘8 strange things you didn’t know about Santa, Christmas, and Winter Fairies’ (18 Dec 2013)

Fairies-Zeluna  ‘5 Epic Quests for Inspiration from Fairy Tales’ (7 Jan 2014)

Fairies-Zeluna ‘Fantasy Setting from Fairy Tales: England, Shropeshire [sic]’, 10 Jan 2014,

Fairies-Zeluna ‘World Building with Fairy Tales: Welsh Folklore’ 13 Jan 2014


Farnese, A [written by a spirit Franchezzo, with Farnese transcribing!]. A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands (The Progressive Thinker Publishing House, Chicago 1901), pp. 286.

Faulding, G.M. Fairies. London: B.T. Batsford, and Toronto: The Musson Book Co. Limited, 1913.

Ferry, R.H. ‘The Heart of Cornwall’, Contemporary Review 192 (1957), 103-106

Fleming, Maurice Not of This World, Creatures of the Supernatural in Scotland (Birlinn 2002)

Foster, Edward ‘Fantasy and Reality in Sir Orfeo’, Ball State University Forum 14 (1973), 22-29

Foster, Jeanne Cooper Ulster Folklore, illustrated by Rowel Friers (Belfast, H.R.Carter 1951)

Fox, Howard ‘Introduction’ Tregarthen North Cornwall (1906) xi-xiv.

Fraser, W.J. ‘Invaded a Bedroom’, John O’London’s Weekly (11 April 1936), p. 65

Froud, Brian ‘An Interview with Brian Froud’, Gramarye 2 (2012), 25-28

Froud, Brian and Alan Lee Faeries (New York, Abrams 2009)

Froud, Brian and John Matthews, How to See Faeries (New York, Abrams 2011)

Fuqua, Heidi ‘Do You Believe in Fairies’  (18 Jan 2014)

Fyleman, Rose Fairies and Chimneys (George H. Doran Company, New York 1920), pp 62

Gaffin, Dennis Running with the Fairies: Towards a Transpersonal Anthropology of Religion (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars 2012)

Gardner, Edward L Fairies: A Book of Real Fairies (London, Theosophical Publishing house 1945)

Gardner, Edward L. Pictures of Fairies: The Cottingley Photographs (Wheaton: Theosophical Publishing House 1966)

Garrigan Mattar, Sinéad ‘Yeats, Fairies, and the New Animism’ New Literary History 43 (Winter 2012), 137-157

Garth, John ‘Tolkien and the boy who didn’t believe in fairies’, undated but October 2013  [first published Tolkien Studies 7, 2010]

Gaster, M. ‘Two Thousand Years of a Charm Against the Child-Stealing Witch’, Folklore 11 (1900)

Gaster, M. Greeko-Slavonic: Ilchester lectures on Greeko-Slavonic literature and its relation to the folk-lore of Europe during the Middle Ages (London: Trübner 1887)

Gay, David ‘Anglo-Saxon Metrical Charm 3 Against a Dwarf: A Charm Against Witch Riding’, Folklore 99 (1988), 174-177

Gere, Charlotte ‘In Fairyland’, (ed) Martineau Victorian Fairy Painting (1998), 62-72

Gere, Charlotte and Emma Hicks, and Lionel Lambourne ‘Catalogue’ (ed) Martineau Victorian Fairy Painting (1998), 74-154

Gettings, Fred Ghosts in Photographs (Optimum Publishing Company)

George, Jessica, Impossible Spaces: Finding Their Way to the Queen of Fairyland 27 Oct 2013 [accessed 2 November]

Gibson, H.N. ‘Status of the Offspring of the Human Fairy Marriage’ Folklore 64 (1953), 282-285

Gilbert, William The Hurricane: A Theosophical and Western Eclogue to which is subjoined a Solitary Effusion in a Summer Evening (London Martin and Bain and Crosby, 1796)

Girard, Gaid. ‘Du recit de legende a la nouvelle:  The Child that Went with the Fairies de Sheridan
Le Fanu’
La Licorne 22 (1992), 29-39

Gleaner, ‘Holsworthy: A Dovetailed Narrative’, Western Times (Friday 03 February 1882), p. 7

Gnome Society ‘Local Officials Investigate Recent Gnome Sighting’ 20 Nov 2013*

Godwin, David ‘Goblins!’ Fate October 1992. 45, No. 10. Issue 511. 66-69.

Goerman, Robert ‘The Little Green Man Who Got Away’, Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon (2006), 37-43

Gordon, Edith Lady ‘Some Kerry Fairies’, Kerry Archaeological Magazine (1911), 347-356

Gosta, Kock ‘A Few Reflections Concerning the Heilbringer and the Guardian of the Animals’ The Supernatural Owners of Nature Almqvist and Wiksell (1961), 65-71

Gowen, Molly Fairies in the Irish Tradition (Chievely, Capall Bann Publishing 1999)

Graham, Patrick Sketches of Perthshire (Edinburgh: J.Ballantyne 1812)

Gray, Hilda ‘Fairies Are Not Dead!’, John O’London’s Weekly (6 June 1936), 347

Gregor, Walter Notes on the Folk-lore of the North-east of Scotland

Gregory, Augusta [Lady] ‘Sir, Here in the West…’ The Spectator (20 April, 1895), 533

Gregory, Lady Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland (New York: G.P.Putman’s Sons 1920)

Griffiths, Frances Reflections on the Cottingley Fairies (Belfast, JMJ Publications 2009)

Grimaldi, Patrizia ‘Sir Orfeo as Celtic Folk-Hero, Christian Pilgrim and Medieval King’, Allegory, Myth and Symbol ed Morton W. Bloomfield (Cambridge Harvard University Press 1981)

Guiley, Rosemary ‘Fairies’, Encylopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience (London, Garage Books 1991),  198-199

Guiley, Rosemary ‘Nature Spirits’, Encylopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience (London, Garage Books 1991), 396-397

Guiley, Rosemary Ellen ‘Behold the Kingdom of the Nature Gods’, Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon 2006, 45-62

Gurdon, E. County Folklore: Suffolk (London 1893)

Gutch, Mrs. E. Examples of Printed Folk-lore Concerning the North Riding of Yorkshire, York & the Ainsty (London: Nutt 1901)

Gwenyambira, Melody ‘Prophet drowns during cleansing ceremony, family blame mermaids’ (9 Feb 2014),

Gwyndaf, Robin ‘Fairylore: Memorates and Legends from Welsh Oral Tradition’ in The Good People (ed) Narváez (1997), 155-195

Gwyndaf, Robin ‘The Past in the Present: Folk Beliefs in Welsh Oral Tradition’, Fabula 35 (1994), 226-260

H.G.T, ‘Piskies’ Notes and Queries 2 (1850), 475

H.H. ‘Some Lancashire Boggart Tales’ Burnley Express and Advertiser (30 December 1899), 3

Haddock, Sharon ‘Book review: Fairy Birds: Fairy Godmothers in Training a colorful story of giving’, 28 Oct 2013 [accessed 2 Nov 2013]*

Haddon, A.C. ‘In Memoriam: Edwin Sidney Hartland (1848-1927)’, Folklore 37 (1926 [actually published late in 1927!]), 178-192

Haffter, Carl ‘The Changeling: History and Psychodynamics of Attitudes to Handicapped Children in European Folklore’, Journal of the History of the Behavioural Sciences 3-4 (1967-8)

Hafstein, Valdimar Tr. ‘The Elves’ Point of View: Cultural Identity in Contemporary Icelandic Elf-Tradition’, Fabula 41 (2000), 87-104

Hafstein, Valdimar Tr. “Dwarfs”, 258-260 in Medieval Folklore. An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs. ABC-CLIO, 2000

Hafstein, Valdimar Tr. Groaning Dwarfs at Granite Doors. Fieldwork in Völuspá”, Arkiv för Nordisk Filologi 118, 2003, 29-45

Haining, Peter The Irish Leprechaun’s Kingdom (London: Granada, 1981)

Hall, Alaric ‘Are There Any Elves in Anglo-Saxon Place-Names?’ Nomina 29 (29 (2006), 61-80

Hall, Alaric Elves in Anglo-Saxon England: Matters of Belief, Health, Gender and Identity (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer 2007)

Hamerton, J.A. Monsters and Fairies (1943)

Hand, Wayland D. ‘Will-o’-wisps, Jack-o’-Lanterns, and Their Congeners: A Consideration of the Fiery and Luminous Creatures of Lower Mythology’, Fabula: Journal of Folktale Studies 18 (1977), 226-233

Hand, Wayland D[ebs]. ‘European Fairy Lore in the New World’, Folklore 92 (1981), 141-148

Hansen Stieger, Sherry ‘The Wee People in My Backyard’, Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon, 11-18

Hardwick, Charles Traditions, Superstitions and Folklore (Chiefly Lancashire and the North of England) (Manchester: Ireland & Co, 1872), 124-142

Harland, John and T.T. Wilkinson, Lancashire Folk-lore: Illustrative of the Superstitioous Beliefs and Practices, Local Customs and Usages of the People of the County Palatine (London: Frederick Warne & Co. 1867), 49-62

Harland, John and T.T.Wilkinson, Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants, Sports &c (London: George Routledge and Sons 1873), 10-12 and 141-142

Harpur, Patrick Daimonic Reality (London: Penguin, 1995)

Harris, Paul ‘The Green Children of Woolpit’ Fortean Times 57, Spring 1991, 39, 41.

Harrison, Paul ‘In New York: Fairy Story’, The Sandusky Star Journal (22 December, 1934), 4

Harte, Jeremy ‘Bibliographical Note’ At the Edge 10 (1998)

Harte, Jeremy ‘Do elves have rights?’ At the Edge 10 (1998), read in htlm form in May 2012.

Harte, Jeremy ‘Hollow Hills’

Harte, Jeremy ‘Medieval Fairies: Now You See Them Now You Don’t’ At the Edge 10 (1998), read in htlm form in May 2012.

Harte, Jeremy Explore Fairy Traditions (Loughborough: Heart of Albion Press 2004)

Hartland, Edwin Sidney The Science Of Fairy Tales An Inquiry Into Fairy Mythology (London: Walter Scott Publishing, 1890)

Harvey, Clodagh Brennan ‘Some Irish Women Storytellers and Reflections on the Role of Women in the Storytelling Tradition’. Western Folklore 48 (1989) 109-128

Haut, Judith Ellen Children’s Belief: A Folkloristic Study of Conceptualization, Experimentation and Communication Los Angeles 1989 phd thesis

Hazlitt, W. Carew (ed), ‘Elvlish-marked’, Faiths and Folklore (1905), I, 209-210

Hazlitt, W.Carew (ed) Brand’s Popular Antiquities of Great Britain, Faiths and Folklore: Beliefs, Superstitions and Popular Customs Faiths and Folklore: A Dictionary of National Beliefs, Superstitions and Popular Customs, Past and Current, with Their Classical and Foreign Analogues, (London: Reeves and Turner, 1905), II vols.

Hazlitt, W.Carew (ed), ‘Browny’, Faiths and Folklore (1905), I, 79

Hazlitt, W.Carew (ed), ‘Changelings’, Faiths and Folklore (1905), I, 101-103

Hazlitt, W.Carew (ed), ‘Dessil’, Faiths and Folklore (1905), I, 175-176

Hazlitt, W.Carew (ed), ‘Elf [and Elf-Disease, Elf-Fire, Elf-Locks and Elf-Shots]’, Faiths and Folklore (1905), I, 207-209

Hazlitt, W.Carew (ed), ‘Fairy Rings’, Faiths and Folklore (1905), I, 175-176

Hazlitt, W.Carew (ed), ‘Fairy Sparks, etc [Fairy Butter]’, Faiths and Folklore (1905), I, 176

He, Daniel and Tara MacIsaac ‘6 Credible Elf Incidents’ Epoch Times (7 Jan 2014)

Heininge, Kathleen A. ‘‘Untiring Joys and Sorrows’: Yeats and the Sidhe’, New Hibernia Review 8 (2004), 101-116. KH problematises Yeats’ already problematic relationship with the Sidhe with liberal sprinklings of post-colonial theory!: 19, 20, Belief, Celtic, Changelings, Christianity, Cleary, Ireland and Origins.  

Helgerson, Richard ‘The Buckbasket, the Witch, and the Queen of Fairies: The Women’s World of Shakespeare’s Windsor’ Renaissance Culture and the Everyday, (ed) Patricia Fumerton and Simon Hunt (Philadelphia, U of Pennsylvania 1999), 162-182

Helliwell, Tanis Summer with the Leprechauns (Llandeilo Cygnus Books 1997)

Henderson, Lizanne and Edward J. Cowan Scottish Fairy Belief (East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2001)

Henderson, William Notes on the Folk-Lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders (London: W.Satchell, Peyton and Co., 1879)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Hewlett, Maurice ‘Fairies in Photographs’ John O’London’s Weekly (18 December 1920), 359

Hewlett, Maurice Lore of Proserpine (New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons 1913)

Hickey, William ‘England, Home and Bromides’ (29 August 1939), 6

Hickman, Matt ‘Elf advocates, environmentalists rally against Icelandic highway project’ Mother Nature Network (26 Dec 2013)

Hill, I ‘A Tryst with a Fairy’, John O’London Weekly (23 May 1936), 281

Himelfarb, Ellen ‘Thierry Dreyfus lights up Istanbul’s ‘fairy-haunted’ Perili Köşk mansion’ , 8 Nov 2013 (accessed 10 Nov 2013)*

Hirsch, Edward ‘Coming Out into the Light: W.B.Yeats’s The Celtic Twilight (1893, 1902)’, Folklore Institute 18 (1981) 1-22

Hirsch, Edward ‘Contention is Better than Loneliness: The Poet as Folklorist’ The Genres of the Irish Literary Revival (ed) Schleifer (1980), 11-25

Hirsch, Edward ‘Wisdom and Power: Yeats and the Commonwealth of Faery’, Yeats Eliot Review 8 (1986) 22-40

Hitchens, Christopher ‘Fairy Tales Can Come True’, Vanity Fair (Oct 1997), 45-52

Hodson, Geoffrey Fairies at Work and Play (Wheaton, Theosophical Publishing House 1982)

Hoff, Joan and Marian Yeates The Cooper’s Wife is Missing: The Trials of Bridget Cleary (New York: Basic Books, 2000)

Holiday, Ted and Colin Wilson (preface) The Goblin Universe. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1986)

Hope, Elizabeth English homes and villages, Kent and Sussex (1909), 143

Hope, Robert Charles The legendary lore of the holy wells of England: including rivers, lakes, fountains and springs (1893)

Hore, Herbert ‘Origin of the Irish Superstition Regarding Banshees and Fairies’ Journal R.S.A. Ireland vol.5, 5th series, 115-129.

Hoult, Powis A Dictionary of Some Theosophical Terms (London, The Theosophical Publishing Society, 1910)

Howells, William Cambrian Superstitions (London, Longman 1831)

Hoy, Tana ‘Are Real Fairies And Pixies Living Under Your Bed?’ 11 Nov 2013 [16 Nov 2013]

Hsin-Yin, Lee ‘Want to be a fairy? Get the nod from sea goddess Matsu’, Focus Taiwan (22 Dec 2013)

Hufford, David J. The Terror That Comes in the Night: An Experience-Centered Study of Supernatural Traditions (Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 1982)

Hulse, Loretto J. ‘New Kennewick gift shop believes in fairies’ Tri-City Herald  (22 Nov 2013)

Hultin, Neil ‘An O’Connellite in Whiehall: Thomas Crofton Croker, 1798-1854’ Éire-Ireland 28 (1993), 61-86

Hultkrantz, AkeThe Owner of the Animals in the Religion of the North American Indians’ The Supernatural Owners of Nature Almqvist and Wiksell (1961), 53-64.

Hultkrantz, Åke The Supernatural Owners of Nature: Nordic symposium on the religious conceptions of ruling spirits (genii loci, genii specie) and allied concepts (Uppsala  Almqvist & Wiksell 1961)

Hunt, Leigh ‘Fairies’ in Day by the Fire and Other Papers Hitherto Uncollected (Robert Brothers, Boston 1870) 81-123

Hunt, Leigh ‘Genii and Fairies of the East, The Arabian Nights &c’ in Day by the Fire and Other Papers Hitherto Uncollected (Robert Brothers, Boston 1870), 124-155

Hunt, Robert Popular Romances of the West of England (London, Chatto and Windus 1881)

Hunter, M (ed) The occult laboratory: magic,. Science and second sight in late seventeenth century Scotland (2001)

Huntington, Tom ‘The Man Who Believed in Fairies’, Smithsonian (Sep 1997), 105-114

Huntsdale, Justin ‘Real Life Fairy Taking Magic to Indigenous Communities’ ABC (25 Nov 2013)

Hutton, Ronald ‘Witch-hunting in Celtic societies’ Past and Present, 212 (2011), 43-71

Inglis, Brian ‘Beware of the Thing’, The Spectator (9 Nov, 1951), 597

Innes, Elsie The Elfin Oak of Kensington Gardens (Frederick Warne & Co, 1930)

Jackson, Russell ‘Shakespeare’s Fairies in Victorian Criticism and Performance’, (ed) Martineau, Victorian Fairy Painting (1998), 38-45

Jacksties, Sharon Somerset Folk Tales

Jago, Fred W.P. The Ancient Language and the Dialect of Cornwall with an Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words: Also an Appendix Containing A List of Writers on Cornish Dialect, and Additional Information about Dolly Pentreath, the Last Known Person who Spoke the Ancient Cornish as Her Mother Tongue (Truro, Netherton & Worth, 1882)

James, Catrin Celtic Faery Shamanism (Chieveley: Cappel Bann Publishing 1998)

Jarvis, Dale ‘Fairy Funerals Command Respect’ The Telegram  (10 Feb 2014)

Jastrow, Joseph Wish and Wisdom, Episodes in the Vagaries of Belief (1935)

Jeffrey, Peter East Anglian Ghosts Legends and Lore (Lucas Books 2006)

Jenkins, AK. Hamilton Cornwall and the Cornish: The Story, Religion and Folklore of ‘the Western Land’ (1933)

Jenkins, David Erwyd and William Bleddyn Jones, Bedd Gelert: Its Facts, Fairies, & Folk-lore

Jenkins, Richard P. ‘Witches and Fairies: Supernatural Aggression and Deviance Among the Irish Peasantry’ Narvaez The Good People: New Fairylore Essays 1997, 302-335

Jenner, Henry ‘Piskies: a folk-lore study’, Annual Report of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society 83 (1916), 130-151

Johnson, Marjorie ‘An Elf Described’ John O’London’s Weekly (28 March 1936), p. 1023

Johnson, Marjorie Naturgeister: Wahre Erlebnisse mit Elfen und Zwergen (Aquamarin, Grafing 2000)

Johnson, Marjorie Seeing Fairies: Authentic Reports of Fairies in Modern Times (manuscript 1996)

Johnson, Marjorie, Il Popolo del Bosco (Editoriale Armenia, Milan 2004), Isbn 8834417305, pp. 375.

Jolly, Karen Louise Popular Religion in Late Saxon England: Elf Charms in Context (Chapel Hill: the University of North Carolina Press, 2009)

Jolly, Louise Whatever happened to the pixies? The shrinking role of Snap, Crackle and Pop in British Rice Crispies Advertising’, Gramarye 2 (2012), 63-77

Jones, Edmund A Geographical, Historical and Religious Account of the Parish of Aberystruth: in the County of Monmouth, to which are Added Memoirs of Several Persons of Note, Who Lived in the Said Parish (Trevecka 1779)

Jones, Edmund The Appearance of Evil: Apparitions of Spirits in Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press 2003), (ed) John Harvey

Jones, William ‘The Fairies Ring’, Bentley’s Miscellany 12 (1842), 46

K, ‘Fairy Annals of Ulster: No. 1’ Ulster Journal of Archaeolgy 6 (1858) 354-361 and ‘Fairy Annals of Ulster: No. 2’, Ulster Journal of Archaeology 7 (1859), 131-143.

Kallo, A., Irene Lakatos and L. Szijarto ‘Leprechaunism (Donohue’s syndrome)’ Journal of Pediatrics 66 372-9

Kassell, Lauren, ‘All was this land full fill’d of faerie,’ or Magic and Past in Early Modern England’, Journal of the History of Ideas 67 (2006), 107-122

Katlyn To Summon the Faery: Traditions and Origins of the Ancient Fairy FaithLas Vegas: Mermade Magickal Arts, 1989

Keightley, Thomas The Fairy Mythology illustrative of the romance and superstition of various countries (London: G.Bell, 1892) [first published 1850]

Kelleher, John V. ‘Yeats’s Use of Irish Materials’ Selected Writings of John V. Kelleher,  on Ireland and Irish America (ed) Charles Fanning (Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press 2002), 27-32

Kelly, Penny ‘Nature Spirits, Their Intelligence and Form’ Our Faerie Best (ed Anon 2007) 

Kennedy, Patrick The Banks of the Boro: A Chronicle of the County Wexford (London: Simpkin and Marshall 1867)

Kennedy, Patrick The Bardic Stories of Ireland (Dublin: McGlashan and Gill, 1871)

Kennedy, Patrick Fictions of Our Forefathers: Fion Mac Cumhail and His Warriors (Dublin: McGlashan and Gill, 1859?)

Kennedy, Patrick The Fireside Stories of Ireland (Dublin: McGlashan and Gill, 1870)

Kennedy, Patrick  Evenings in the Duffrey (Dublin: McGlashan and Gill, 1870)

Kennedy, Patrick Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts (London: Macmillan 1866)

Kent, W. Charles ‘Lords and Ladies: A Sylvan Fancy’, Bentley’s Miscellany 44 (1858), 305-306

Kerr, Henry ‘Summer Rambles in and around Cliviger Valley: 2’, Burnley Express (30 July 1892), 7

Kerr, John ‘Revels Round a Bush’ John O’London’s Weekly (11 April 1936), p. 65

Killen, W.D Memoir of John Edgar (Belfast: William Mullan 1869)

King, Richard John ‘The Folklore of Devonshire’, Fraser’s Magazine 8 (1873), 773-783

Kirby W.F. ‘Folk-lore’ The Theosophical Review 18 (1896), 45-52

Kitson, Alfred Autobiography (1920)

Kleinfield, N.R. ‘Fanciful Adieu for Victim Who Saw World’s ‘Hidden Magic’’, New York Times (18 September 2013)

Knight, Gareth Melusine of Lusignan & The Cult of the Faery Woman (Lincoln: R.J.Stewart 2010)

L.G., ‘Pixy-led: A Devonshire Tale, Partly in the Devonshire Dialect’, The Western Times (Tuesday 30 May 1865), 4

Lach-Szyrma, W.S ‘Natural History and Antiquarian Society’ The Cornishman (Thursday 17 November 1881), p. 7

Lach-Szyrma, W.S. ‘Cornish and Other Folklore’ The Cornishman (Thursday 3 November 1881), p. 3

Lach-Szyrma, W.S. ‘M. Sebillot’s System as Applied to Cornish Folklore’, Transactions of the Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society, New Series (1882), 132-150

Lamb, Mary Ellen ‘Taken by the Fairies: Fairy Practices and the Production of Popular Culture in A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Shakespeare Quarterly 51 (2000), 277-312

Lambourne, Lionel ‘Fairies and the Stage’, (ed) Martineau Victorian Fairy Painting (1998), 46-53

Lampeter, E. Bayly ‘Fairies are Not Dead!’ John O’London’s Weekly (7 March 1936), 885

Lane, Michael Surrey Lore and Legend (SB Publications 2000)                

Lang, ‘The Celtic Renascence’ Blackwoods Magazine 161 (February 1897), 181-189

Lang, Andrew ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 91 (1895), 326-338

Lang, Andrew Cock Lane and Common Sense (London, Longman’s Green and Co 1894), pp. 354

Lang, Andrew Historical Mysteries (London, Smith, Elder and Co 1904

Lang, Andrew The Book of Dreams and Ghosts (London, Longmans , Green and Co 1897)

Lang, Andrew The Story of Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orleans (New York, McLoughlin Bros, 1906)

Lang, Andrew ‘Changelings’, Illustrated London News (25 May 1895), 651

Lang, Andrew Elizabeth Taylor and William Martin ‘Goblins’ Folklore 1 (1902), 183-187

Latham, M.W. The Elizabethen Fairies (Columbia University Press, 1931)

Lazell, David ‘Modern Fairy Tales’, Fortean Times 71 (Oct-Nov 1993), 39

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan ‘Ultor deLacy: A Legend of Cappercullen’, Dublin University Magazine 58 (1861), 694-707

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan ‘Duan na Claev: The Legend of the Glaive’, Dublin University Magazine 61 (1863), 210-216

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan ‘Squire Toby’s Will: A Ghost Story’, Temple Bar 22 (January 1868), 212-236

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan ‘the Child that Went With the Fairies’, All the Year Round 3 (5 Feb 1870), 228-233

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan ‘The White Cat of Drumgunniol’, All the Year Round 3 (2 April 1870), 420-425

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan ‘Stories of Lough Guir’, All the Year Round (23 April 1870), 493-498

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan ‘The Vision of Tom Chuff’, All the Year Round (8 Oct 1870), 450-456

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan ‘Madam Crowl’s Ghost’ All the Year Round (31 December 1870), 114-120

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan ‘Laura Silver Bell’, Belgravia Annual (December 1872), 33-40

Le Fanu, William Richard Seventy Years of Irish Life (London: Edward Arnold, 1893)

Leach, MacEdward ‘Fairy’ Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend (New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1972) 363-5

Leach, MacEdward ‘The Men Behind the Lore’, Expedition 4 (1961) 8-11

Leadbeater, C. W. A Textbook of Theosophy (Madras, Theosophical Publishing House 1912), pp. 148

Leadbeater, C. W. Clairvoyance (Madras, Theosophical Publishing House 1899), pp. 202

Leadbeater, C. W. Seven Addresses Given for Love of a Star (Madras, Theosophical Publishing House 1917) pp. 104

Leadbeater, C.W. The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants and Phenomena (London, Theosophical Publishing House 1900), pp. 124

Leadbeater, Mary Cottage dialogues among the Irish peasantry (London, J. Johnson 1811)

Lecouteux, Claude Démons et génies du terroir au Moyen Age (Paris 1995)

Lecouteux, Claude Les Nains et les elfes au Moyen Age (Paris 1988)

Lecouteux, Claude Phantom Armies of the Nigh: The Wild Hunt and the Ghostly Processions of the Undead (Rochester: Inner Traditions 2011)

Lecouteux, Claude Witches, Werewolves and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages (Rochester: Inner Traditions, 2003)

Lee, Charles ‘Wisht Wood’, The Cornish Magazine 1 (1898), 252-260

Lees, Edwin ‘Difficulties in the Derivations of Local Placenames: the Pigs’ Path’, Berrow’s Worcester Journal (Saturday 24 February 1877), 3

Lees, Edwin ‘More about the Pigs and Pixies’, Berrow’s Worcester Journal (Saturday 7 April 1877), 3

Lenihan, Eddie and Carolyn Eve Green Meeting the Other Crowd: The Fairy Stories of Hidden Ireland (New York: Penguin 2004)

Lenihan, Edmund In Search of Biddy Early (Dublin, Mercier Press 1987)

Leone-Cross, Lauren ‘Fairy homes a magical moment for children at Indian Summer Festival’, State Journal Register (13 Oct 2013)

Levesque, ‘Kim Horton Exploring the Scottish Highlands with Children’ Boston Globe (Jan 18 2014)

Levy, Joel Fabulous Creatures and Other Magical Beings (Carroll and Brown, London 2006), Isbn 1904760465, pp. 224

Lewis, C.S. The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Cambridge: University Press, 1964), [pp. 122-138]

Lind, Frank ‘Dancing Fairies: The Occult Case Book’ Prediction (August 1948), p. 450

Lofthouse, Jessica North-Country Folklore (Robert Hale: London, 1976)

Logan, Patrick The Old Gods: Facts about Irish Fairies (Belfast Appletree 1981)

Loomis, Roger Sherman Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance (New York Columbian University Press, 1927)

Losure, Mary The Fairy Ring: or Elsie and Frances Fool the World  (Somerville, Candlewick Press 2012) Lovkrona, Inger. ‚Det ar bestamt en byting.’ Dordi Larsdotter och hennes vanfora barn. En studie utifran ett gotlandskt domstolsfall [The child is surely a changeling] Budkavlen 68 (1989), 5-18

Loveday, Ray Hikey Sprites:The Twlight of a Norfolk Tradition (Norwich: E. Ray Loveday, 2009)

Loveday, Ray ‘Hikey Sprites: The Last Word’ (home printed 2010), [a four page pamphlet]

Lower, M.A. Contributions to Literature (London: John Russell Smith 1854)

Lucas E.V. Highways and Byways in Sussex (London, Macmillian and Co 1904)

Luchs, Alison The Mermaids of Venice (Harvey Miller 2010)

Lyle, Emily B. ‘The Ballad Tam Lin and traditional tales of recovery from the fairy troop’, Studies in Scottish Literature 6 (1968), 175-185

Lyle, Emily B. ‘The teind to Hell in Tam Lin’ Folklore 81 (1970), 171-181

Lynn, Natalie The Sounds of the Unseelie, (12 February 2010) [accessed 30 July 2012:

Lysaght, Patricia ‘Perspectives on Narrative Communication and Gender: Lady Augusta Gregory’s Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland (1920) Fabula 39 (1998), 256-276

Lysaght, Patricia The Banshee: the Irish Supernatural Death Messenger (Dublin: Glendale Press 1986) [note that there is also a pocket version!]

M.E.H., ‘Fairies and Pixies’, John O’London’Weekly (11 July 1936), 544

M’C, L. ‘Folklore of the County Donegal: The Fairies’, The Cornhill Magazine 35 (1877), 172-181. Mack, Carol and Dinah Mack A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits (Holt 1999)

Maas, Jeremy et aliiVictorian Fairy Painting (London: Royal Academy of Art 1997)

Mac Manus, Dermot The Middle Kingdom: The Faerie World of Ireland (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1973)

MacCárthaigh, Críostóir ‘Midwife to the Fairies: The Irish Variants in Their Scottish and Scandinavian Perspective’ Béaloideas 59 (1991) 133-43

MacClaren, Archibald The Fairy Family: A series of ballads and metrical tales, illustrating the fairy mythology of Europe (London: MacMillan and Co. 1874)

MacCulloch, J.A. ‘The Mingling of fairy and witch beliefs in sixteenth and seventeenth century Scotland’, Folk-lore 32 (1921), 227-244

MacCulloch, J.A. ‘Were fairies an earlier race of men?’ Folk-lore 43, 362-375

MacCulloch, J.A. Medieval Faith and Fable (London, George G. Harrap & Company Ltd 1932).

MacDougall, James Highland Fairy Legends (D.S.Brewer 1978)

MacGregor, Alasdair Alpin ‘To the Editor of Folk-Lore’ Folklore 66 (1955), 302

Macgregor, Alexander Highland Superstitions: Connected with the Druids, Fairies, Witchcraft, Second-sight, and Hallowe’en (Stirling: Eneas Mackay, 1901)

MacKensie, D.A. Scottish Folk Lore and Scottish Folk Life (London, Blackie 1935)

Mackinlay, James Murray Folklore Of Scottish Lochs And Springs

McClain, L. Lest We Be Damned: Practical Innovation and Lived Experience among Catholics in Protestant England, 1559-1642 (2004)

Maclaren, Achibald The fairy family; a series of ballads & metrical tales illustrating the fairy mythology of Europe (London, Macmillan & Co 1874)

MacLean, D. ‘Life and literary labours of Rev. Robert Kirk of Aberfoyle’, Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness 31 (1922-24), 328-366

MacMonagle, Niall ‘Don’t Mess with a Fairy Tree’ Irish Independent (3 Nov 2013) [accessed 10 Nov 2013] *

MacManus, S Donegal Fairy Stories

MacManus, S In Chimney Corners: Merry Tales Of Irish Folk-lore

MacPherson, Primitive Beliefs in the North East of Scotland (London, Longmans 1929)

MacPhilib, Séamas ‘The Changeling: Irish Versions of a Migratory Legend in Their International Context’ Béaloideas 59 (1991), 121-131

MacRitchie, David The testimony of tradition (London: Trübner & Co. 1890)

Maddrell, Breesha ‘Speaking from the Shadows: Sophia Morrison and the Manx Cultural Revival’ Foklore 113 (2002), 215-136

Madsen, Nev ‘Magical reunion for the fairies of Toowoomba’s fairy shop’, 28 Oct 2013, [accessed 2 Nov 2013] *

Magin, Ulrich ‘Yeats and ‘the Little People’ [check title?] Strange Magazine 4 (1989), 10-13, 55-58

Mandelbrote, Scott ‘John Beaumont (c. 1640-1731)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press 2004)

Mangan, James Clarence and W. M. Hennessey The poets and poetry of Munster: a selection of Irish songs by the poets of the last century. (Dublin, James Duffy and Son 1884), pp. 355

Manning-Saunders, Ruth A Book of Charms and Changelings (New York Dutton 1972) Mahon,

Marcus, Philip L. Yeats and the Irish Renaissance (Ithica 1970)

Markey, Anne  ‘The Discovery of Irish Folklore’, New Hibernia Review 10 (2006), 21-43

Marshall, Howard Wight ‘‘Tom Tit Tot’: A Comparative Essay on Aarne-Thompson Type 500 – The Name of the Helper.’ Folklore 84 (1973) 51-57.

Marshall, Peter ‘Protestants and fairies in early modern England’, C. Scott Dixon and Dagmar Freist and Mark Greengrass Living with religious diversity in early modern Europe. St. Andrews studies in Reformation history (Farnham: Ashgate 2009),  pp. 139-159

Marshall, Peter ‘Ann Jeffries and the Fairies: Folk Belief and the War on Scepticism in Later Stuart England’, The Extraordinary and the Everyday in Early Modern England: Essays in the Celebration of the Work of Bernard Capp (ed) Angela McShane and Garthine Walker (Lonon: Palgrave Macmillan 2010), 127-141

Martineau, Jane (ed) Victorian Fairy Painting (London, Merrell Holberton 1998)

Mather, Marshall Lancashire Idylls (London: Frederick Warne and Co. 1898)

Matthews, Rupert Mysterious Northumberland (DB Publishing 2013)

Matthews, Rupert Mysterious Yorkshire (DB Publishing 2012)

McCarthy, Michael J.F.  Five Years in Ireland: 1895-1900 (Dublin 1901)

McCoy, Edain ‘Childish Things’, Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon, 2006 77-83

McDonagh, Josephine Child Murder and British Culture, 1720-1900 (Cambidge, CUP: 2003)

McEwan, Graham Mystery Animals of Britain and Ireland (Robert Hale Ltd 1986)

McHargue, Georgess The Impossible People: A History Natural and Unnatural of Beings Terrible and Wonderful (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1972)

McHugh, Roger ‘W. B. Yeats: Letters to Matthew Russell, S.J.’ The Irish Monthly, 81 (Feb., 1953), 60-63

McKay, John ‘The Evolution of East Lancashire Boggarts’, Transactions of the Burnley Literary & Scientific Club 6 (1888), 113-127

Melnikova, Ksenia ‘Big Brother is Watching Elves and Dwarves’ Voice of Russia (28 December 2013)

Melnotte, Claude ‘Fairies’ The Era (4 Jan 1863), 7

Menefee, S.P. ‘A Cake in the Furrow’ Folklore 91.2 (1980): 173-192

Menefee, S.P., and Lotte Motz ‘A Further Note on A Cake in the Furrow’ Folklore 93.2(1982): 220-222.

Menges, Jeff (ed) 120 Great Fairy Paintings (Mineola, Dover Publications 2003)

Menges, Jeff (ed) A. Victorian Fairy Paintings: 24 Cards (Mineola, Dover Publications 2003)

Michaud, Suzanne ‘Jean Michaud: Publisher Extraordinaire’,  The Delius Society Journal 143 (Spring  2008), 127-131

Michell, ‘Quarrels & Calamities of the CereologistsFortean Times 53, (1989), 42-48

Miller, Hugh Scenes And Legends Of The North Of Scotland

Miller, Stephen ‘The Athenaeum: The Folklore Columns (1846-9)’ Folklore 122 (2012), 327-341

Millet, George B. ‘The Zennor Mermaid’, Poems of Cornwall by Thirty Cornish Authors (ed) W. Herbert Thomas (Penzance: F.Rodda, 1892), 164-165
Millet, George B. ‘Paul Church Town’, Poems of Cornwall by Thirty Cornish Authors (ed) W. Herbert Thomas (Penzance: F.Rodda, 1892), 166-167

Mills, Michelle ‘Fairy houses add a little magic to your garden’ San Gabriel Valley Tribune (19 Dec 2013)

Minard, Antone ‘Fairies’ Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia, 5 vol, John Koch (ed) (ABC-Clio 2005) 

Mitchision, Naomi The Fairy Who Couldn’t Tell A Lie (Collins, London 1963),

Mitton, Tony ‘Devas, Elves and Us: Nature Spirits at Findhorn’, Our Faerie Best (first published 2000), 85-92

Monger, George ‘Dragons and Big Cats’ Folklore 103 (1992), 203-206

Moor, Edward Oriental Fragments (London: Smith and Elder, 1834)

Moore, Arthur William The Folk-lore Of The Isle Of Man: Being An Account Of Its Myths, Legends, Superstitions, Customs, & Proverbs, Collected From Many Sources

Moorey, Teresa Faeries and Nature Spirits: Beginner’s Guide, (Abingdon, Hodder and Stoughton 1999)

Moorey, Teresa Fairies and Nature Spirits: Beginners Guide (Abingdon: Hodder and Stoughton 1999)

Moorey, Teresa The Fairy Bible (London: Godsfield 2008)

Morrison, Sophia Manx Fairy Tales (London: D.Nutt, 1911)

Morton, H.F. All About Boggarts (York: Skewbalk Press, 1993)

Motz, Lotta ‘Of Elves and Dwarfs’ Arv 29-30(1973-74), 93-127.

Motz, Lotta ‘The Craftsman in the Mound’ Folklore 88 (1977), 46-60

Mounts, Charles E. ‘Coleridge’s Self Identification with Spenserian Characters’, Studies in Philology 47, (1950), 522-533

Moura, Ann ‘Green Nature Spirits’ Our Faerie Best: 93-97 (first published 2000)

Moura, Ann Green Witchcraft: Folk magic, Fairy Lore and Herb Craft (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1996)

Muir, Roy ‘The changeling myth and the pre-psychology of parenting’, British Journal of Medical Psychology 55 (1982), 97-104

Muise, Peter ‘Turn Your Cloak for the Fairy Folk’ New England Folklore (19 Jan 2014)

Murphy, Clara J. ‘The Use of Fairy Lore in Margaret Duley’s novel Cold Pastoral’ Culture and Tradition 7(1983), 106-119

Murphy, M ‘Lady Gregory: ‘The Book of the People’ Colby Quarterly 27 (1991) 40-47

Murphy, Maureen ‘Jeremiah Curtin: American Pioneer in Irish Folklore’ Éire-Ireland 13 (1978), 91-103

Mynne, Hugh The Faerie Way (Llewellyn, 1998)

N.V.M. ‘An Encounter with a Fairy’, John O’London Weekly (16 May 1936), 245.

Nahmad, Claire Fairy Spells, Seeing and Communicating with the Fairies (Souvenir Press 1997)

Nanson, Anthony Gloucestershire Folk Tales

Narváez, Peter (ed) The Good People: New Fairylore Essays (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press 1991)

Negrini, Alessandra Le Fanu: Ghost Stories (Pavia: Università degli Studi di Pavia: 2001), [thesis]

Newell, Martin Black Shuck: The Ghost Dog of Eastern England (Jardine Press 1999)

Newland, Robert Dark Dorset Fairies (SB Publications 2006)

Newstead, G. Coulthard Gleanings towards the annals of Aughton, near Ormskirk (Liverpool: C. & H. Ratcliffe, 1893)

Nguyen, Victoria ‘Golden Gate Park Fairy Hunters: Find this Door’, SFBAY.CA (6 Sept 2013),

Nicholls, Jeff Our Mysterious Shire: Myths, Legends and Ghost Stories of Berkshire (Corinthian Publishers, 1985)

Nicholson, John Folk Lore of East Yorkshire (London: Simpkin etc 1890)

Nicholson, William The Poetical Works of William Nicholson: With a Memoir by Malcolm M. L. Harper (Castle Douglas: Samuel Gordon 1897).

Northcote, Lady Rosalind ‘Devonshire Folklore’, Folklore 11, (1900), 212-217.

Norway, Arthur H. Highways and Byways in Yorkshire (Newy York, Macmillan 1899)

Nutt, Alfred and E. Vernon Arnold Popular Studies In Mythology, Romance And Folklore

Nutt, Alfred The Fairy Mythology of Shakespeare (London: D. Nutt, 1900)

Ó Catháin, Séamus ‘Tricking the Fairy Suitor: A Rare Peripheral Relic?’ Béaloideas 59 (1991), 149-59

Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás ‘The Semantics of Sid’, Éigse 17 (1977-1979) 137-155

Ó Giolláin, Diarmuid ‘Capturer of Fairy Shoemaker Outwitted: The Multiple Marker Versions’ Béaloideas 59 (1991), 161-166

Ó Giolláin, Diarmuid ‘The Fairy Belief and Official Religion in Ireland’ The Good People Narvaez. (1997), 199-214.

O’Hanlon, Oliver ‘Mary Poppins – the Irish connection’, Irish Times (23 Nov 2013),

Ó Heálaí, Pádraig ‘Priest versus Healer. The Legend of the Priest’s Stricken Horse’Béaloideas 62-63(1994/1995) 171-188

Ó Heálaí, Pádraig ‘The Priest in Irish Fairy Legends’ Folk narrative and World View (New York 1996), 609-621.

Ó Súilleabháin, Sean Irish Folk Custom and Belief (Dublin, Cultural Relations Committe of Ireland 1967)

O’Flaherty, Brian ‘The Fairy Rath of Bruff’ (ed) Mangan Poets and Poetry (1884), 247-252.

O’Neill, Aine ‘The Fairy Hill is on Fire!’ A Panorama of Multiple Functions’ Béaloideas 59 (1991), 189-196

O’Neill, Susanna Folklore of Lincolnshire

Otley, Jonathan Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, (London, J.Richardson: 1823)

Owen, Alex [Alexandra] ‘‘Borderland Forms’: Arthur Conan Doyle, Albion’s Daughters and the Politics of the Cottingley Fairies’, History Workshop 38 (1994), 48-85

Owen, Elias ‘Welsh Fairy Tales for Christmas’, The Cambrian 12 (1881) 372-373

Packer, Jarrett Fairies in Legend and the Arts (London, Cameron and Taylor, 1980)

Palmer, Kingsley The Folklore of Somerset (London, B.T.Batsford 1976), illustrations Gay John Galsworthy, Isbn 0713431660, pp. 186

Palmer, Kingsley The Folklore of Somerset (London: Batsford 1976)

Parish, W.D. and W.F. Shaw A dictionary of the Kentish dialect and provincialisms in use in the County of Kent (1888)

Parish, W.D. A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use in the County of Sussex (Lewes, Farncombe and Co 1875)

Parker, Eric Highways and Byways in Surrey (London, Macmillian and Co 1921), illustrations Hugh Thomson, pp. 452

Parker, Kenneth and Eric J. Carlson ‘Practical Divinity’: The Works and Life of Revd Richard Greenham (Aldershot 1998),

Parkinson, Thomas Yorkshire Legends and Traditions (London: E.Stock 1888)

Parry-Jones, D. Welsh Legends and Fairy Lore (London: Batford 1953)

Pashke, Eva ‘The Little Man in White’ Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon, 19-20

Paton, Lucy Allen Studies in the fairy mythology of Arthurian romance (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1903)

Patterson, W.H. ‘Irish Fairies’, Belfast Naturalist Field Club 3, 573-583.

Paul, Philip ‘Lord Dowding [check title?]’, The Two Worlds, (22 October 1955), 7.

Payton, Philip ‘Bridget Cleary and Cornish Studies: Folklore, Story-telling and Modernity’, Cornish Studies 13  (2005), 194-215

Pengelly, W ‘Verbal Provincialisms of South-western Devonshire’, Reports and Transactions of the Devonshire Association 7 (1875), 401-569 in The Supernatural Owners of Nature. Stockholm

Pham, Luna ‘Mermaid series (Part 1): Why world is going ga-ga over mermaids’, Yahoo Entertainment, (11 Sep 2013) *

Philips, Adam The Beast in the Nursery (London 1998)

Phillips, Carl A ‘mystic message to the  world’: Henry Jenner, W.Y. Evans-Wentz and the fairy-faith in ‘Celtic’ Cornwall’, Cornish Studies 19 (2011), 123-139

Phillpotts, Eden A Cornish Droll: A Novel (New York, MacMillan), pp. 281 

Phillpotts, Eden Essays in Little [includes reference to making Dartmoor into a Pixy Plot]

Piaschewksi, G ‚Wechselbalg’ in Handwörterbuch des Deutschen Aberglaubens (Berlin 1928), pp??

Piaschewksi, G. Der Wechselbalg (Breslau 1935)

Pike, Signe Faery Tale: One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World (New York, Perigree 2010)

Pisani Babich, Andrea G. ‘The Power of the Kingdom and the Ties that Bind in Sir Orfeo’ Neophiligus 82 (1998), 477-486

Pitt, Moses An Account of one Ann Jeffries, Now Living in the County of Cornwall, who was fed for six Months by a small sort of Airy People call’d Fairies. And of the strange and wonderful cures she performed with Salves and Medicines she received from them, for which she never took one Penny of her Patients (London 1696)

Pixy Rider, The ‘Fairy Legends in Cornwall’ Cornwall Royal Gazette (6 November 1846)

Plot, Robert Natural History of Staffordshire (Oxford 1686)

Pócs, Éva Fairies and witches at the boundary of south-eastern and central Europe (Helsinki : Suomalainen tiedeakatemia, 1989)

Pogacnik, Marko Nature Spirits and Elemental Beings

Polwhele, Rev R. The History of Cornwall: Civil, Military, Religious, Architectural, Agricultural, Commercial, Biographical and Miscellaneous (London: Law and Whitaker, 1816),

Porcus, ‘Please the Pigs’, Notes and Queries 5 (1852), 91

Porter, Enid  Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore (London 1969)

Power, Albert ‘Bram Stoker and the Tradition of Irish Supernatural Literature’ The Bram Stoker Society Journal 3 (1991), 3-27

Pratt, Mr Gleaning through Wales, Holland and Westphalia to which is added Humanity, a poem (London, Baldwin and Son 1800)

Prince, Albertine The Remains of Folklore in Shropshire (University of Wisconsin 1915)

Prior, Pauline ‘Roasting a Man Alive: The Case of Mary Reilly, Criminal Lunatic’ Éire-Ireland 41 (2006) 169-191

Puhvel, Martin ‘The Mighty She-Trolls of Icelandic Saga’ Folklore 98 (1987), 175-179

Purkiss, Diane Troublesome Things: A History of Fairies and Fairy Stories (London: Penguin, 2000)

Purkiss, Diane ‘Old Wives’ Tales: retold: the Fairy Queen in drama and popular culture’, D. Clarke and E. Clarke (eds) This Double Voice: Gendered Writing in Early Modern England (Basingstoke 2003)

Purkiss, Diane The Witch in History: Early Modern and Twentieth-Century Representations (1996),

Q [A.T. Quiller Couch] ‘The Piskies’ The Cornish Magazine 1 (1898), 181

R.A.S.M., ‘Review: Evans-Wentz, Fairy Faith’, The Journal of the Royal Society for the Antiquaries of Ireland 2 (1912), 173-178

R.J.K. ‘Pixies’ Notes and Queries 2 (1850), 514

R.S. ‘Fairies and the Imagination’ John O’ London’s Weekly (8 August 1936), 680

Rabuzzi, Daniel Allen ‘In Pursuit of Norfolk’s Hyter Sprites’, Folklore 95 (1984) 74-89

Radford, Benjamin ‘A History of Elves’, Live Science (16 September 2013)*

Rafroidi, Patrick ‘The Uses of Irish Myth in the Nineteenth Century’, Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 62 (Autumn/Winter, 1973), 251-261

Randi, James Flim-Flam! The Truth about Unicorns, Parapsychology and other Delusions (1980), 12-42

Rankine, David The Book of Treasure Spirits (London: Avalonia, 2009)

Rathborne, Isabel Elisabeth The Meaning of Spenser’s Fairyland New York: Russell & Russell, 1965

Ratsey, I.W. Pioneering In Concious [sic] and Co-operative Mediumship (Regency Press Ltd, London 1966),

Rebhan, Jamie ‘8-year-old Wareham girl’s book explores enchanted world of fairies’, Wareham Week (16 October 2013)

Rees, Alwyn and Brinley Celtic Heritage: Ancient Tradition in Ireland and Wales (London 1961)

Reinhard, John Revell The Survival of Geis in Medieval Romance (Verlag, Max Niemeyer, 1933)

Reiter, N.A. ‘The Wood County Creature: an Unusual Bipedal Image Obtained by an Infrared Wildlife Camera in 2011’ 4 June 2012 [21 Nov 2013, accessed]

Reynolds, George W. M The Pixy: Or the Unbaptised Child (1851?)

Rhŷs, John Celtic Folklore: Welsh and Manx (Oxford: Clarendon 1901), II vols.

Richardson, M.A. The local historian’s table book of remarkable occurences, historical facts, traditions, legendary and descriptive ballads &c., &c. connected with the counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham (Newcastle 1841-1844)

Rickard, Bob ‘Clutching at Straws: Whirls, Winds, Witches and Fairies’ Fortean Times 53, (1989), 58-69

Riese, Monica ‘Kickstart Your Weekend With ‘Preternatural’, Austin Chronicle (20 Sept 2013)*

Rieti, Barbara The changeling theme in Newfoundland fairy narrative (1986)

Rieti, Barbara Strange terrain: The fairy world in Newfoundland (ISER 1991)

Ritson, Joseph Fairy tales, now first collected: to which are prefixed two dissertations: 1. On pygmies. 2. On Fairies (London: Payne and Foss 1831)

Roberts, George, Poets and Poetry (1884), (ed) Mangan, 216-219

Roberts, Kai Folklore of Yorkshire (Stroud: History Press 2013)

Robertson, Struan ‘Fairies Are Not Dead!’, John O’London Weekly (28 March 1936), 1023

Roby, John Traditions of Lancashire, II vols (London: Routledge 1872), I, 375-384, II, 137-171

Rogers, Louis Williams The Occultism in the Shakespeare Plays (New York, The Theosophical Book Company, 1909), pp. 31

Rogers, Pat ‘Faery Lore and The Rape of the Lock’ The Review of English Studies 25 (1974), 25-38

Rojcewicz, Peter M. ‘Between One Eye Blink and the Next: Fairies, UFOs, and Problems of Knowledge’, Narváez The Good People (1991) 479-514

Rooth, Anna Birgitta ‘The Conception of ‘Rulers’ in the South of Sweden’ The Supernatural Owners of Nature (1961), 112-122

Rose, Carol Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns and Goblins: An Encylopedia (New York: Norton, 1996)

Roth, John E. American Elves: An Encyclopedia of Little People from the Lore of 380 Ethnic Groups of the Western Hemisphere (London McFarland, 1997)

Rover, ‘Petersmarland: Those Pixies Again’ The North Devon Journal (28 August 1879), 8

Rudiger, Angelika H. ‘Gwyn ap Nudd: Transfigurations of a character on the way from medieval literature to neo-pagan beliefs’, Gramarye 2 (2012), 29-47

Russell, Ian ‘Leslie Alan Shepard (1917-2004)’ Folk Music Journal, 9 (2006), 137-141

Ryan, Meda Biddy Early: The Wise Woman of Clare (1978)

Ryan, Jacobs ‘Why So Many Icelanders Still Believe in Invisible Elves’, 29 Oct 2013 [accessed 2 Nov 2013]

S.R.P. ‘Cornish Folk Lore’ Notes and Queries 5 (1852), 173

Sabrina, ‘The Pixies’ Punishment: A Devonshire Legend’, The Bristol Mercury and Western Counties Advertiser (2 October 1847), 6

Saddlemyer, Ann and Colin Smythe Lady Gregory Fifty Years After (1987)

Sanderson, Stewart [F.] ‘A Prospect of Fairyland’ Folklore 75(1964),1-18

Sanderson, Stewart F., ‘Letter: Geoffrey Crawley’, The Times 6 Dec 2010

Saunders, W.H.Bernard Legends and Traditions of of Huntingdonshire (Peterborough: Geo. C. Caster 1888)

Saunders, Corinne Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance

Saxby, Jane ‘Trowie tales from Dunrossness’, Shetland Folk Book 2 (1951), 1-4

Sayce, R.U. ‘The Origins and Development of the Belief in Fairies’, Folklore 45 (1934), 99-143

Schacker, Jennifer National Dreams: The remaking of fairy tales in nineteenth-century England (2003)

Schaeffer, Robert ‘Do Fairies Exist?’ Paranormal Borderlands of Science (ed) Kendrick Frazier (Prometheus Books, 1981), 68-75

Schmitz, N ‘An Irish Wise Woman: Fact and Legend?, Journal of the Folklore Institute 14 (1977), 169-179.

Scott, W., Letters of Demonology and Witchcraft (London: J. Murray 1840)

Scurlock, J.A., ‘Baby-Snatching Demons, Restless Souls and the Danger of Childbirth’, Incognita 2 (1991) 135-183

Selberg, Torunn ‘Male and Female in the Narrative Tradition about Fairies, ARV 52 (1996), 99-106

Seymour, St John D and Harry L. Neligan, True Irish Ghost Stories (Dublin, Hodges Figgis and Co 1914), 274

Sheaffer, Robert ‘The Cottingley Fairies: A Hoax?’ Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon, 23-30

Shepard, Leslie ‘The Fairies Were Real’ Fortean Times 44 (),61-62

Shell, Alison Oral Culture and Catholicism in Early Modern England (Cambridge 2007

Shepard, Leslie Encylopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology (Gale 1978)

Shaw, J. Miracles in Englightenment England (New Haven, 2006),

Shaw, Thomas Recent Poems on Rural and Other Miscellaneous Subjects (Huddersfield: J. Lancashire, 1824)

Shiels, Doc ‘Elsie and the Liddel People’ Fortean Times 44 (), 60-61

Sidgwick, Frank The sources and analogues of A Midsummer-night’s dream (New York, Duffield 1908)

Sikes, Wirt British goblins: Welsh folk-lore, fairy mythology, legends and traditions (London: Sampson & Low 1880)

Silver, Carole G. ‘On the Origin of Fairie: Victorians, Romantics and Folk Belief’ Browning Institute Studies 14 (1986), 141-156

Silver, Carole Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1999)

Simakis, Andrea ‘Sleeping Beauty’ creator Matthew Bourne talks fairies, vampires and naughty puppets with Cleveland crowd’,

Simanek, Donald E. ‘Arthur Conan Doyle, Spiritualism, and Fairies’ web page on Lock Haven University site (2001(?), last edited 2009), c. 2800 words.

Simpson, Jacqueline Folklore of Sussex (Stroud: History Press 2009)

Sinclair, Marie Old truths in a new light, or, An earnest endeavour to reconcile material science with spiritual science and with Scripture (Chapman and Hall, London 1876), pp. 459

Sleigh, Bernard The Dryad’s Child: Being the Further History of the Lives of the Reverend James Manshull and His Faery Wife, as Related in the ‘Gates of Horn’ (City of Birmingham School of Printing, Central School of Arts & Crafts 1936)

Sleigh, Bernard The Gates of Horn; Being Sundry Records From the Proceedings of the Society for the Investigation of Faery Fact & Fallacy. Selected and Edited by Bernard Sleigh. Illustrated With an Original Woodcut Engraved by Him (Aldine House, London 1926)

Smith, Avenue and Viola How to resurrect fairies: An investigative report East End Beacon (26 Oct 2013) [accessed 2 nov]]

Smith, Charles C. ‘Fairies at Ilkley Wells’, The Folk-Lore Record 1 (1878), 229–31

Smith, Denise ‘Check out these wonderful fairy doors’, Sunday World (15 Dec 2013)

Smith, Linda-May ‘Aspects of Contemporary Ulster Fairy Tradition’ Folklore Studies in the Twentieth Century: Proceedings of the Centenary Conference of the Folklore Society (1980), 398-404.

Smith, Lucy The Itinerary in Wales of John Leland 1536-1539 (London: George Bell and Sons 1906)

Smith, Malcolm ‘A Deep Sea Merman, 1571’, Malcom’s Anomalies (Monday, 2 July 2012), [accessed 21 July 2012]

Smith, Paul ‘The Cottingley Fairies: The End of a Legend’ in The Good People (Ed. Narváez 1997), 371-405

Smith, Peter Alderson W. B. Yeats and the Tribes of Danu: Three Views of Ireland’s Fairies (Barnes and Noble 1987)

Somersetshire Rector, A ‘Aquae Solis [Letter]’, Spectator, (22 December, 1866)

Spada, Dario Gnomi, fate, folletti e altri esseri fatati in Italia (Milan, Sugarco Edizioni 2007)

Speight, Harry Upper Wharfedale: being a complete account of the history, antiquities and scenery of the picturesque valley of the Wharfe, from Otley to Langstrothdale (London: E. Stock 1900)

Spence, Lewis ‘The Mystery of Second Sight’ Prediction (December. 1942) 170-173

Spence, Lewis British Fairy Origins: The Genesis and Development of Fairy Legends in British Tradition (Wellingborough: The Aquarian Press 1981), first published 1946.

Spence, Lewis The Fairy Tradition in Britain (London: Rider, 1948)

Spender, Edward Fjord, Isle and Tor (London, Charlton Tucker 1870), pp. 169Squire, Charles The Mythology of the British Islands (London 1905)

St Leger-Gordon, Ruth Witchcraft and Folklore of Dartmoor (Peninsula Press 1994)

Stableford, Brian ‘The Mythology of Faerie’ Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature 1983

Starkie, Walter Raggle Taggle: Adventures with a Fiddle in Hungary and Roumania (London, Jon Murray 1949), pp. 342

Steiger, Brad ‘The Merry Nisse’ Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon, 11-18

Stephens, Doris G. ‘Fairies Are Not Dead’, John O’London’s Weekly (11 April 1936), p. 65

Stern, Dave ‘The Great Gremlin Caper’, Anon 1997, 135-147

Stern, Dave ‘The Puget Sound Strato-Gremlins’, Anon 1997, 149-151

Sternberg, Thomas The Dialect and Folklore of Northamptonshire (London: John Russell Smith, 1851)

Stewart, Alexander Nether Lochaber: The Natural History, Legends, And Folk-lore Of The West Highland by Scotland

Stewart, R.J. The Living World of Faery (Gothic Image of Faery 1995)

Stott, Louis ‘Kirk, Robert (1644-1692)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press 2004) [accessed electronically]

Stott, M.H. ‘Off at Boggart’ Burnley Express (12 May 1900), 2

Straffon, Cheryl Megalithic Mysteries of Cornwall (Penzance, Meyn Mamvro Publications 2004), Isbn 9780951885987 pp. 85

Stumbough, Virginia ‘Fairies Were Real’ Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon, 11-18

Sullivan, Jack (ed) The Penguin Encylopedia of Horror and the Supernatural (New York: Viking, 1986)

Sullivan, Sean (ed) Folktales of Ireland (Chicago, Univ of Chicago Press 1966)

Sumpter, Caroline The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale (London Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Sutherland, Elizabeth Ravens and Black Rain: The Story of Highland Second Sight (London, Constable 1985), Isbn 0094652406, pp. 367

Swann, Marjorie ‘The Politics of Fairylore in Early Modern English Literature’, Renaissance Quarterly 53 (2000), 449-473

Szilagyi, Steve Photographing Fairies (London, Hodder and Stoughton 1995)

Tame, David Real Fairies: True Accounts of Meetings with Nature Spirits (Chievely: Capall Bann 1999)

Tania Marie ‘Awakening An Iron Fairy’,  (30 Dec 2014)

Tate, Chris ‘‘Professional Fairy’ Organises Market to Raise Money’, Bradford Telegraph and Argus (8 October 2013)

Taylor, Benjamin Storyology: Essays in Folk-Lore, Sea-Lore and Plant-Lore (London, Eliot Stock 1900), pp. 210

Tebbutt, C.F. Huntingdonshire Folklore (Friends of the Norris Museum 1984)

Teicher, Jordan Florida’s Strange and Beautiful Mermaid Theme Park’ Slade  (22 Nov 2013)

Thomas, Keith Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England (London: Penguin, 1972)

Thomas, W. Jenkyn Welsh Fairy Book (New York, Frederick A. Stokes 1907)

Thompson, T. W. ‘Two Tales of Experience: Collected from English Gypsies’ Gypsy Lore Society Journal 3.22 (1943), 47-54

Thornber, William The History of Blackpool and Its Neighbourhood (Poulton: Smith 1837), 38, 99-104 and 329-334

Thuente, M.H. ‘Lady Gregory and ‘The Book of the People’ Éire-Ireland 115 (1980), 86-99

Thuente, Mary Helen ‘Violence in Pre-Famine Ireland: The Testimony of Irish Folklore and Fiction’, Irish University Review 15 (1985), 129-147

Todd, Margot ‘Fairies, Egyptians and Elders: multiple cosmologies in Post-Reformation Scotland’, Bridget Heal and Ole Peter Grell (eds), The Impact  of the European Reformation (Aldershot 2009), 139-151

Tompkins, Peter The Secret Life of Plants

Tongue, Ruth Forgotten Folk-Tales of the English Counties (London: Routledge, 1970)

Tongue, Ruth Somerset Folklore (London 1965)

Tracey, Patrick ‘How Halloween Explained Madness’, [accessed 2 November]*

Tracy, Robert ‘Undead, Unburied: Anglo-Ireland and the Predatory Past’ Lit: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 10 (1999), 13-3

Traill, Catherine Parr Pearls and Pebbles or Notes of an Old Naturalist (London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company 1895)

Tregarthen, Enys North Cornwall Fairies and Legends (London, Wells, Gardner, Darton and Co, 1906), 192

Tregarthen, Enys Padstow’s Faery Folk (Paperback)

Tregarthen, Enys Piskey Folk

Tregarthen, Enys Pixie Folklore & Legends (reprinted 1995)

Trigg, Elwood Gypsy Demons and Divinities: The magical and supernatural practices of the Gypsies (1975)

Trubshaw, Bob ‘Bibliographical Note’, At the Edge 10 (1998), read in htlm form in May

Trubshaw, Robert Explore Phantom Black Dogs (Loughborough: Heart of Albion Press, 2005)

Tucker, Nicholas and Jacqueline Simpson ‘To tell or not to tell: are fairy tales suitable for children?’, Gramarye 2 (2012), 7-14

TurnerBishop, AidanFairy and Boggart Sites in Lancashire,’ Lancashire’s Sacred Landscape, (Stroud: History Press, 2010), 94-107

Tweedale, Violet Ghosts I Have Seen and Other Psychic Experiences (Frederick A. Stokes, New York 1919)

Tysil, ‘Pixey Legends’ Notes and Queries 2 (1850), 514

Uí Ógáin, Ríonach ‘Music Learned from the Fairies’ Béaloideas 60-61 (1992-3), 197-214

Underwood, Peter No Common Task: The Autobiography of a Ghost Hunter (Harrap, London 1983)

Vallee, Jacques Passport to Magonia (Chicago: Henry Regnery 1969)

Valletta, F. Witchcraft, Magic and Superstition in England, 1640-1670 (Aldershot, 2001)

van Gelder, Dora The Real World of Fairies: A true first person account (Wheaton, Theosophical Publishing: 1977)

Varner, Gary V. The Folklore Of Faeries, Elves & Little People – A Study In A Cultural Phenomenon (Lulu 2012)

Vaux, Rev Edward Church Folklore: A Record of Some Post-Reformation Usages in the English Church, Now Mostly Obsolete (London, Griffith Farran & Co 1894)

Vejvoda, Kathleen ‘Too Much Knowledge of the Other World’: Women and Nineteenth-Century Irish Folktales’ Literature and Culture 32 (2004), 41-61

Vesey, Margaret Riders at Sunset and Other Stories (illustrator M Cox), Arthur H. Coxwell Ltd, Ilfracombe 1957)

Vest, Paul M. ‘Could Fairies Be Real’ Our Faerie Best (ed) Anon, 1-10

Vickery, Roy ‘Lemna minor and Jenny Greenteeth’ Folklore 94 (1983), 247-251

Vickery, Roy ‘Linnaeus and the Changeling’ Folklore 99 (1988), 250

Vincent S.J. ‘Old Moorland Philosopher’ Western Morning News (Saturday 8 September 1934), 8

Virtue, Doreen Fairies 101: An Introduction to Connecting, Working, and Healing with the Fairies and Other Elementals (Hay House 2007)

W.H.H. ‘Tommy Rees: A Fairy Legend of the Vale of Neath’ The Bristol Mercury and Western Counties Advertiser (Saturday 27 October 1877), 6

W.S.L.S. ‘Cornish Popular Mythology’, Royal Cornwall Gazette (Saturday 27 November 1875), p. 8

Wade, James ‘Abduction, Surgery, Madness: An Account of a Little Red Man in Thomas Walshingham’s Chronica Maiora’ Medium Aevum 77 (2008), 10-29

Wade, James Fairies in Medieval Romance (New York: Palgrave and Macmillan 2011)

Waldron, David and Christopher Reeve, Shock! The Black Dog of Bungay: A Case Study in Local Folklore (Milton Keynes: Hidden Publishing 2010)

Waldron, George A Description of the Isle of Man (London 1726)

Walker, Peter N. Folk Tales from the North York Moors (Robert Hale Ltd 1990)

Wall, Wendy ‘Why Does Puck Sweep? Fairylore, Merry Wives and Social Struggle’ Shakespeare Quarterly 52 (Spring 2001), 67-106

Walsh, Brian The Secret Commonwealth and the Fairy Belief Complex (Xlibris 2002)

Warrack, John ‘Fairy Music’ (ed) Martineau Victorian Fairy Painting (1998), 32-37

Waterhouse, Nicholas ‘The Greenwood of Shakespeare’ Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire 5 (1865), 48-72

Watson, Jeanie Risking Enchantment: Coleridge’s Symbolic World of Faery (University of Nebraska Press 1990)

Watson, Nigel ‘Enigma Variations’, Fortean Times 33 (Autumn 1980), 42-43

Waugh, Edwin Sketches of Lancashire Life and Localities (Manchester, James Galt and Co, 1855)

Weatherhill, Craig and Paul Devereux Myths and Legends of Cornwall (Wilmslow: Sigma Leisure, 1994)

Webster, Richard ‘Nature Spirits of New Zealand’ Anon Our Faerie Best, 105-109

Weeks, Self ‘Haunted Houses: Some Clitheroe Legends’ Burnley Express and Advertiser (9 June 1900), 2

Wells, Rosemary The Tooth Fairy (1980)

Westlake, E. ‘A Traditional Hallucination’ Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 11 (1904), 191-193

Westropp, Thos. J. ‘A Folklore Survey of County Clare’, Folklore 2 (1910), 180-199

Westwood, Jennifer and Jacqueline Simpson The Lore of the Land: A Guide to English Legends from Spring-Heeled jack to the Witches of Warboys (London: Penguin 2005)

Westwood, Jennifer Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain (London: Grafton 1987) [first published 1985]

Whistler, C.W. ‘Local Traditions of the Quantocks’, Folklore 19 (1908), 31-51

White Trimpe, Pamela ‘Victorian Fairy Book Illustration’ (ed) Martineau Victorian Fairy Painting (1998), 54-61

White, Carolyn  A History of Irish Fairies (Mercier, Dublin 2001)

White, Walter A Month in Yorkshire (London: Chapman and Hall, 1861), 104-105

Whittle, Mrs James ‘Festivities and Superstitions of Devonshire’, Bentley’s Miscellany 21 (1847), 301-310

Wiesenthal, Chris ‘Review: Silver, Strange and Secret Peoples’, Victorian Studies 43 (2001), 475-478

Wilby, Emma ‘The Witch’s Familiar and the Fairy in Early Modern England and Scotland’ Folklore 111 (2000), 283-305

Wilby, Emma Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic (Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press 2005)

Wilde, Lady Jane Francesca Ancient Cures, Charms, and Usages, Contributions to Irish Lore (Detroit, Singing Tree Press 1970)

Wilde, William R. Lough Corrib, its Shores and Islands with Notices of Lough Mask (Dublin, McGlashan and Gill 1867), pp. 305

Wilde, William R. Irish Popular Superstitions (Dublin 1972)

Wilkinson, Tattersall ‘Ancient and Modern Wosrthorne’, Burnley Express and Advertiser (4 Nov 1882), 6

Williams, Jan Essex Folk Tales (Stroud: the History Press, 2012)

Williams, John The Medieval History of Denbeighshire: Records of Denbigh and its Lordship Bearing Upon the General History of the County of Denbigh Since the Conquest of Wales Illustrated with Many Gems of Welsh Mediaeval Poetry Never Before Published (Wrexham, George Bayley 1860)

Williams, Melinda ‘Love of fairy tales grows into unique works of art’, Southwest Times (26 October 2013)*

Williams, Noel ‘The Semantics of the Word Fairy: Making Meaning out of Thin Air.’ The Good People 1997, 457-478

Wimberly, Charles ‘The Ballad Fairy’, Folklore in the English and Scottish Ballads (1928), 167-202

Winberry, John J. ‘The Elusive Elf: Some Thoughts on the Nature and Origin of the Irish Leprechaun’, Folklore 87 (1976), 63-75.

Winkler, K Pilgrim of the Clear Light: The Biography of Dr Walter Y Evans-Wentz (Berkeley CA 1982)

Wood, Christopher Fairies in Victorian Art (Woodbridge: Antique Collectors Club 2008)

Wood, Juliette, The Fairy Bride Legend in Wales’ Folklore 103 (1992) 56-72

Wood, Thomas True Thomas (Jonathan Cape, London 1936)

Woodcock, Matthew Fairy in the Faerie Queene: Renaissance Elf-Fashioning and Elizabethan Myth-Making (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2004)

Wood-Martin, W. G. ‘Traces of the elder Faiths: fairy and marriage lore’, Ulster Journal of Archaeology 4 (1898) 36-44, 90-100

Wood-Martin, W.G. Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland.(London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1902) 2 vols., pp. 405, pp. 438

Wood-Rees, W.D. ‘Otterham Ghost: What Parson Scone Forgot’ Western Morning News (Friday 21 August 1925), 6

Woods, Oscar ‘Criminal Responsibility of the Insane’, Journal of Mental Science 60, 171 (October 1894), 609-621

Woods, Oscar ‘Notes of some cases of Folie a Deux in several members of the same family’, Journal of Mental Science 63, 183 (October 1897), 822-825

Woolheater, Craig ‘Anthropologist Held Hostage by Elves for 7 Years’ Cryptomundo (16 Nov 2013: accessed 23 Nov)

X, ‘Fairy Rings’, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser (Thursday 8 December 1870), 6

Yates, G.C. ‘Mr G.C.Yates exhibited a number of stones…’ Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society 6 (1888), 241-242

Yeats, W.B Uncollected Prose of W.B.Yeats (ed) John Frayne (New York 1970-1976)

Yeats, W.B. The Autobiography

Yeats, W.B. Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

Yeats, W.B. Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth (London: Penguin, 1993)

Young, Simon ‘Three Cornish Fairy Notes: (1) William Dunn and the Piskies, 1869, (2) The Brownie of Penzance, 1879, (3) Piskeys on the Border, c. 1930’ Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 41 (2012), 1-4

Young, Simon ‘Three Notes on West Yorkshire Fairies in the Nineteenth Century’ Folklore 123 (2012), 223-230

Young, Simon ‘Fairy Imposters in County Longford in the Great Famine’, Studia Hibernica 38 (2012), 181-199

Young, Simon ‘Necrolog: Marjorie Johnson’, Fortean Times 292 (September 2012), 26-27

Young, Simon ‘Fairies and Railways: A Nineteenth-Century Topos and its Origins’ Notes and Queries 59 (2012), 401-403

Young, Simon ‘Some Notes on Irish Fairy Changelings in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers’, Béascna 8 (2013), 34-47

Young, Simon ‘Against Taxonomy: the Fairy Families of Cornwall’, Cornish Studies 21 (2013)

Young, Simon ‘A History of the Fairy Investigation Society, 1927-1960’, Folklore 124 (2013), 139-156

Young, Simon ‘Five Notes on Nineteenth-Century Cornish Changelings’,Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall(2013), 51-79

Young, Simon ‘Two Notes on Edmund Jones’ Relations of ApparitionsStudi Celtici (2013 or 2014?)

Zaleski, Patrick ‘If They Are There God Watches Them’, Inforum, 26 October 2013 [accessed 2 November]

Zimmerman, George Denis The Irish Storyteller (Dublin, Four Courts 2001)

Zipes, Jack The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films (London: Routledge, 2011)

Zipes, Jack Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves (London Routledge 1989)

* In the case of webarticle we keep a pdf copy (because web articles and sites disappear with much rapidity!). If any reader has problems accessing said page then we will gladly send the relevant piece on, even to the authors themselves (it has happened!).

Pin It