Pouque and the Faiteaux: The Channel Islands

Bihet, Francesca (2017) Pouque and the Faiteaux: The Channel Islands. In: Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies - 500 AD to the Present. Gibson Square Books Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 9781783341016

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Abstract

The Channel Islands have a rich history of fairy-lore. This chapter analyses the fairy-lore from Jersey, Guernsey and Sark as described by folklorists and nineteenth-century travel guides. This includes a discussion of fairy place names and how fairies are connected to ancient monuments, the landscape and even parish churches. The chapter also discusses the fairy-lore collected by Dr Symons in the parish of St. Ouen in Jersey during the early twentieth century. Guernsey also has an unusual legend which relates an historic invasion of the Island by fairies

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Folklore, Fairies, Fairy Tale, Channel Islands
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary history > PN905 Folk literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Research Centres > Centre for Folklore, Fairytales and Fantasy
Departments > English and Creative Writing
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Depositing User: Angela Roberts
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 13:56
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 13:56
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3347

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