David Pickering (writer)

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David Pickering is a reference books compiler. He has contributed to (and often been sole author and editor of) some 150 reference books, mostly in the areas of the arts, language, local history and popular interest. These include a Dictionary of Theatre (1988), an Encyclopedia of Pantomime (1993), Brewer's Twentieth-Century Music (1994; 1997), a Dictionary of Superstitions (1995) and a Dictionary of Witchcraft (1996).

He lives in Buckingham with his wife and two sons. Pickering was a pupil at Dryden House, Oundle School. He graduated in English from St Peter's College, Oxford.[1]

Dictionary of the Theatre (1988)

Dictionary of the Theatre, edited by Pickering and published by Sphere in 1988, is intended to be a comprehensive dictionary of important plays and figures in the history of theatre. Derek Paget, writing in New Theatre Quarterly in 1990, wrote that the Dictionary was "likely to be of great use as reference (and as a first line of inquiry) to a wide range of people".[2]

Bibliography

  • Pickering, David (2004). The Penguin Dictionary of First Names. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-101398-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2004). The Penguin Thesaurus. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-101848-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2002). Cassell's Dictionary of Superstitions. Cassell Reference. ISBN 0-304-36561-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2006). Pirates. Collins Gem. ISBN 0-00-723007-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2007). Ancient Greece. Collins Gem. ISBN 0-00-723165-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2006). Jokes. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-102748-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2002). Cassell's Dictionary of Witchcraft. Cassell Reference. ISBN 0-304-36562-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2005). The Penguin Pocket Dictionary of Babies' Names. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-101976-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2000). A Dictionary of Folklore. Facts on File Inc. ISBN 0-8160-4250-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (1999). Dictionary of Witchcraft. Caxton. ISBN 1-86019-850-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2007). Ancient Rome. Collins Gem. ISBN 0-00-723164-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2001). Great Sporting Quotations. Cassell Reference. ISBN 0-304-36315-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (1993). Encyclopaedia of Pantomime. St James Press. ISBN 1-873477-45-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (2001). The Cassell Soccer Companion: History, Facts, Anecdotes. Weidenfeld Nicholson. ISBN 0-304-34700-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (1994). Brewer's Twentieth-century Music. Weidenfeld Nicholson. ISBN 0-304-32049-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (1997). Cassell companion to 20th-century music. Cassell Nicholson. ISBN 0-304-34937-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (1996). Cassell Dictionary of Abbreviations. Weidenfeld Nicholson. ISBN 0-304-34612-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (1997). Cassell Dictionary of Proverbs. Weidenfeld Nicholson. ISBN 0-304-34911-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
    • Review, by Rosenthal, Marilyn, Library Journal. 1/1/2002, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p88-89
    • Review, by Bibel, Barbara and Quinn, Mary Ellen Booklist. 02/01/98, Vol. 94 Issue 11, p934. 2p.
  • Pickering, David (2000). Cassell's Sporting Quotations. Cassell Reference. ISBN 0-304-35384-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pickering, David (1988). Dictionary of the Theatre. Sphere Books. ISBN 0-7474-0019-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


References

  1. http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/authors/david-pickering
  2. Paget, Derek (1990). "Review of The Batsford Dictionary of Drama, by Terry Hodgson and Dictionary of the Theatre, edited by David Pickering". New Theatre Quarterly. 6 (21): 102–3. doi:10.1017/S0266464X00004115.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>