Works relating to Iona and Peter Opie


Avery, Gillian. 2004. 'Opie, Peter Mason (1918-1982)'. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Avery, Gillian. 1999. 'A Lifetime's Journey: The Opies and the Folklore of Childhood', The Lion and the Unicorn 23 (1999) 286-99.

Avery, Gillian, and Julia Briggs, eds. 1989. Children and their Books: A Celebration of the Work of Iona and Peter Opie. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bernstein, Basil. 1960/1977. Review of The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. British Journal of Sociology 9, 178-81. Reprinted in Class, Codes, and Control: Theoretical Studies towards a Sociology of Language, Volume 1. London: Routledge, pp. 54-57.

Boyes, Georgina. 1995. 'The Legacy of the Work of Iona and Peter Opie: The Lore and Language of Today's Children', In Rhyme, Reason and Writing. Ed. by Roger Beard. London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp. 131-46.

Cott, Jonathan. 1983. 'Profiles: Finding Out is Better', New Yorker, 4 April, 47-91.

Dinnage, Rosemary. 1979. 'The Secret Garden of Peter and Iona Opie', New Society 25 October, 180-83.

Grugeon, Elizabeth. 1988. 'Underground Knowledge: What the Opies Missed', English in Education 22.2, 9-17.

Hardman, Charlotte. 1973/2001. 'Can There Be an Anthropology of Children?' Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford 4, 85-99. Reprinted in Childhood 8, 501-17.

Hobbs, Sandy, and David Cornwell. 1991. 'The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren: A Study of Scholars' Reactions', Folklore 102, 175-82.

Jopson, Laura. 2010. 'The Opie Recordings: What's Left to be Heard?' Paper presented at 'Children's Playground Games and Songs in the New Media Age: Interim Conference', 25th February 2010, London Knowledge Lab, London.

Laura Jopson, Andrew Burn, and Jonathan Robinson. In press. The Opie Recordings: What's Left to be Heard? In Children's Games in the New Media Age: Childlore, Media and the Playground. Ed. by Andrew Burn and Chris Richards. Farnham: Ashgate.

Marcus, Leonard S. 1989. 'In Search of "Childish Things": An Interview with Iona Opie', The Lion and the Unicorn, 13.2 , 7-27.

McKinney, Barbara J. 1995. 'The Contribution of Iona and Peter Opie to Children's Literature'. In Sustaining the Vision: Selected Papers from the Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship.No place: [IASL], pp. 52-55.

Meyer, Michael Grosvenor. 1974. 'The Children's Child', Folk Review July, 7, 21.

Simpson, Jacqueline. 1982. Obituary: Peter Mason Opie, M. A. (1918-1982), Folklore 93, 223.


Warner, Marina. 2001. Introduction. The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. By Iona and Peter Opie. New York: New York Review of Books, pp. ix-xix.