Pickering, David (Hugh)

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PICKERING, David (Hugh)

PICKERING, David (Hugh). British, b. 1958. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics, Language/Linguistics, Mythology/Folklore, Theatre, Theology/Religion, Biography, Reference. Career: Market House Books Ltd., Aylesbury, England, assistant editor, 1984-92; free-lance writer and editor of general reference books, 1992-. Publications: EDITOR: (chief) Dictionary of Theatre, 1988; (with A. Isaacs and E. Martin) Brewer's Dictionary of 20th- Century Phrase and Fable, 1991; Dictionary of European Culture, 1993. EDITOR & CONTRIBUTOR: Encyclopedia of Pantomime, 1993; Soccer Companion, 1993; Brewer's Twentieth-Century Music Phrase and Fable, 1994; Dictionary of Superstitions, 1995; International Dictionary of Theatre: Actors, Directors and Designers, 1995; Dictionary of Abbreviations, 1996; Dictionary of Witchcraft, 1996; Dictionary of Proverbs, 1997; Cassell Thesaurus, 1998; Dictionary of Folklore, 1999; Dictionary of First Names, 1999; New Penguin Thesaurus, 2000; Dictionary of Sporting Quotations, 2000; Pears Factfinder, 2001; (with M.H. Manser) Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases, 2002. FORTHCOMING (with M.H. Manser): Dictionary of Allusions; Best-Loved Hymns and Readings; Dictionary of Saints. Contributor to reference books. Address: 25 Mitre St., Buckingham, Buck- inghamshire MK18 1DW, England. Online address: [email protected]