Jersey Folklore & Superstitions

September 9th, 2010

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Jersey Folklore & Superstitions

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gjcblld033 Twinkle black dog sorel ptJersey Folklore & Superstitions: A comparative study with the folk traditions of the Gulf of St. Malo (the Channel Islands, Normandy & Brittany) with reference to World Mythologies. By G.J.C. Bois

Ches livres (2 voleunmes) contcheinnent un tas d’înformâtion entouor les crianches, les chorchièrs, les r’vénants, l’ouéthou, l’Tchian du Bouôlé et tout chenna. Mess Bouais a étout translaté en Angliais d’s histouaithes dé C. du Mont.

Published in two volumes, the purpose of Jersey Folklore & Superstitions is three-fold; to bring all the previously published and any non-published material on Jersey folktales and superstitions together in one publication, to expand on the detail of this material and to place it in context by comparing it with similar or more complete traditions from the Gulf of St. Malo as a whole (Guernsey, Normandy and Brittany) and to consider its functions and origins. To this end they are further compared with traditions from Europe generally, with some examples from further afield and with mythologies worldwide. Liberal quotations of related ‘ditons’ or sayings in Jèrriais (the Jersey Language) are included with each chapter.

From Amazon & bookshops:
PRICE PER VOLUME; soft cover £20.49, hardback £29.99
From AuthorHouse website:
PRICE PER VOLUME; soft cover £13.90, hardback £19.30

Volume One: ISBN: 978-1-4490-9678-6 (sc) ISBN: 978-1-4490-9680-9 (e)
Volume Two: ISBN: 978-1-4490-9684-7 (sc) ISBN: 978-1-4490-9685-4 (e)