Jacqueline Simpson on The Folklore of Discworld at the London Fortean Society
31st July 2014 – London Fortean Society—Jacqueline Simpson on the Folklore of Discworld
The Vaults at Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR. 7.30pm for 8pm start. £3/£2 concessions. Tickets from http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/
Prof Jacqueline Simpson has written many books on folklore including The Folklore of Sussex, British Dragons, Scandinavian Folktales and The Lore of the Land (with Jennifer Westwood). She is also a great admirer of Terry Pratchett’s fantasies, which often involve folklore, so when she met him at a book signing in 1997 they inevitably talked about folklore – magpies, to be precise. From this came a friendship and, in due course, their joint book on The Folklore of Discworld (2008, updated edition 2014), which she will be talking about tonight.