Hobberdy Dick by Katharine Mary Briggs

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Number of Pages208
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Open LibraryOL7352938M
ISBN 100140305513
ISBN 109780140305517
OCLC/WorldCa16215568

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Hobberdy Dick is a delicious story, set in 17th century England, just after the Civil War. Although, as a narration, it has a plot, this is of secondary importance for the book, and the central elements are the setting and folk mythology elements ordinarily attached to English country life/5(12).

Hobberdy Dick is filled with all the old creatures of magic and all the old stories of long-ago England. The stories may be familiar to the English, but they were all new to me, an American. It's a story that Hobberdy Dick is an ancient hobgoblin, charged with the protection of /5.

First published inKatherine Briggs' story about the hobgoblin whose charge it is to protect and influence the unloving Puritan family who come to 5/5(2). Hobberdy Dick by Katharine Mary Briggs () [Katharine Mary Briggs] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.5/5(5).

Hobberdy Dick's last years (mid s) at Widford Manor, after centuries as its guardian hobgoblin, are spent with an unpromising merchant's family just out from the city. Widdison, though decent, is a Puritan who is ignorant and intolerant of the old ways, and his second wife is a pretentious, social-climbing shrew who abuses her hired gentlewoman Anne, a descendant of Widford's earlier, higher.

Hobberdy Dick is a delicious story, set in 17th century England, just after the Civil War. Although, as a narration, it has a plot, this is of secondary importance for the book, and the central elements are the setting and folk Hobberdy Dick book elements ordinarily attached to English country life.5/5.

Hobberdy Dick himself has a wide acquaintance among other local spirits of the hearth and countryside, most of them benign, a few potentially dangerous, all brought to life from a variety of period books and modern folklore : Katherine M.

Briggs. First published inKatherine Briggs' story about the hobgoblin whose charge it is to protect and influence the unloving Puritan family who come to live at Widford Manor after the Civil War is a classic of English children's : Katharine Mary Briggs.

Hobberdy Dick is a delicious story, set in 17th century England, just after the Civil War. Although, as a narration, it has a plot, this is of secondary importance for the book, and the central elements are the setting and folk mythology elements ordinarily attached to English country life/5.

HOBBERDY DICK is a fantasy novel set during the English Civil War when the old supernatural world of magic was being beseiged by the rationalism of the Roundheads. Hobberdy Dick is a hobbit who lives in the hearth of an old country house and who longs to shuffle off his attachment to this world and be released into the ether/5(12).

Books: Hobberdy Dick (Paperback) First published inKatherine Briggs' story about the hobgoblin whose charge it is to protect and influence the unloving Puritan family who come to live at Hobberdy Dick book Manor after the Civil War is a classic of English children's writing.5/5(2).

Editions for Hobberdy Dick: (Hardcover), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Library Binding. Hobberdy Dick himself has a wide acquaintance among other local spirits of the hearth and countryside, most of them benign, a few potentially dangerous, all brought to life from a variety of period books and modern folklore studies.5/5(5).

Hobberdy Dick (Puffin Books) Katherine M. Briggs Paperback Publisher: Puffin Jul 30 Edition: ISBN: Description: Used - Acceptable Acceptable condition.

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Hobberdy Dick is the hobgoblin who protects Widford Manor and has for countless years. The house has changed hands and no longer belongs to the original family, and Dick isn't too keen on the new owners/5(2).

Briggs went on to write various books on fairies and folklore, including the definitive four-volume Dictionary of British Folk-Tales. Her children's books include Hobberdy Dick and Kate Crackernuts.

She was awarded the Doctorate in Literature in and spent the latter part of her life working for the Folklore Society, which named an award in Pages: Get this from a library.

Hobberdy Dick. [Katharine Mary Briggs] -- A hobgoblin is charged with the protection of an unloving Puritan family who come to live at an English manor in Among her lesser known works are two folklore novels that she wrote in the s, Kate Crackernuts and Hobberdy Dick.

I’m trying to read KC at the moment and not having much luck, but the reason I’m still trying is that HD was such an outstandingly good read. Hobberdy Dick by K. Briggs,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(63).

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Hobberdy Dick Hardcover – Apr 27 by Katharine M. Briggs (Author) out of 5 stars 9 ratings. See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" /5(9).

Get this from a library. Hobberdy Dick. [Katharine Mary Briggs] -- When a Royalist family leaves their manor home after the Civil War, the resident hobgoblin remains to watch over the city children who come to live in the old house and learn about the country lore.

Hobberdy Dick by Jane Nissen Books is most welcome. It retains the drawings that Scoular Anderson did for the Puffin edition ofalthough it would be nice to know if the strange, toned illustrations of the first edition of could have been used.

(They were by Jane Kingshill, Dr Briggs’s god-daughter.). In addition, Hobberdy Dick is a book that would greatly benefit from annotation, given its heavy reliance on authentic folklore and customs.

For example, readers who do not know what a fetch is may be baffled by the scene midway through the book where Dick sees young Nicholas Culver, a boy he liked who had been the heir of the previous owners.

Hobberdy Dick (Puffin Books). Author:Briggs, Katherine. Book Binding:Paperback. World of Books Ltd was founded inrecycling books sold to us through charities either directly or indirectly.

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd. "Hobberdy Dick. Author:Briggs, Katharine Mary. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. Book Binding:N/A. World of Books USA was founded in The Katharine Briggs Folklore Award is an annual book prize established by the Folklore Society to commemorate her life and work and to encourage the study of folklore.

Published books [ edit ] The Personnel of Fairyland: A Short Account of the Fairy People of Great Britain for Those Who Tell Stories to Children, illustrated by Jane Moore (). Hobberdy Dick is the hobgoblin who protects Widford Manor and has for countless years.

The house has changed hands and no longer belongs to the original family, and Dick isn't too keen on the new owners.

I assumed it would be another children's book from the '50s that hasn't aged well - but I was very happily surprised. You can't help but /5(2). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Briggs, Katharine Mary.

Hobberdy Dick. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, (OCoLC) Material Type. Hobberdy Dick is obscure, even compared to other fantasy classics: Woe’s me, woe’s me. The acorn’s not yet Fallen from the tree That’s to make the cradle That’s to rock the bairn [lad] That’s to grow to a man That’s to lay me.

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Book awards by cover. 1, items. Hobberdy Dick by Katharine Mary Briggs:Ages 8↑. I really loved the story telling in this book. A different take on a Kate Crackernuts fairy tale. This one is set in Scotland. I had a bit of a difficulty with the written speech of the characters, and sometimes could not figure out the conversations, but that may not be a problem for the average reader.4/5.

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Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Details *. HOBBERDY DICK by K.M. Briggs illustrated by Scoular Anderson / published by Penguin, * First published inKatherine Briggs' story about the hobgoblin whose charge it is to protect and influence the unloving Puritan family who come to live at Widford Manor after the Civil War is a classic of English children's writing.

Hobberdy Dick's benign works in favour of the characters carry. I know I've read Thomas Kempe and recognise Hobberdy Dick as a title so may have read it too.

But none of these is the one I'm trying to identify. I'm not % sure it was the English Civil War, only that the soldier was in mortal danger if discovered and that there was a religious angle (i.e. he was in a 'priesthole') - so it could have been.

Looking for books by Katharine Mary Briggs. See all books authored by Katharine Mary Briggs, including Nine Lives: The Folklore of Cats, and Hobberdy Dick, and more on This collection contains material documenting two children's books, Hobberdy Dick and Kate Crackernuts, both based on folktales and legends.

Hobberdy Dick is the story of a seventeenth-century hobgoblin who guards Widford Manor in the Cotswolds. He is threatened with eviction when a strict Puritan merchant moves to Widford. Rae Bridgman – The MiddleGate Books: The Serpent's Spell, Amber Ambrosia, Fish & Sphinx; Katharine Mary Briggs (–) – Hobberdy Dick, Kate Crackernuts; Robert Bright (–) – Georgie; Carol Ryrie Brink (–) – Caddie Woodlawn, Baby Island; Hesba Fay Brinsmead (–) – Pastures of the Blue Crane, Longtime.

Hobberdy Dick KM Briggs (Jane Nissen Books, £) Briggs' novel is a substantial confection infused with folklore and legend and full of energy and : Guardian Staff.The word hobbit was used by J.

R. R. Tolkien as the name of a race of small humanoids in his fantasy fiction, the first published being The Hobbit in The Oxford English Dictionary, which added an entry for the word in the s, credits Tolkien with coining it. Since then, however, it has been noted that there is prior evidence of the word, in a 19th-century list of legendary creatures.

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