Talk:Iona and Peter Opie

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I suggest that this be a place to refer to the joint works of the Opies (my primary consideration being their Rumpelstiltskin hypothesis). Michaelsanders 14:14, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

From the content available at the Peter_Opie, Iona_Opie, and Peter_and_Iona_Opie pages, I would also suggest using only one page. The content quantity is small enough that it is a disservice to the user to have to find and read three pages. Mossymosquito 22:20, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

I have moved the page from Peter and Iona Opie to Iona and Peter Opie, as Iona is the major author of their joint works and (given the limited evidence) more notable person. The second form outnumbers the first in a Google search about 45 to 1. Consequently, I have also reordered their names and personal biographies (but I have kept "husband-and-wife", as it is traditional in English). --John Cowan (talk) 15:54, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Non fiction authors[edit]

Can someone put them in the Category: Non fiction authors please? (talk) 09:06, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

External link to 'Playtimes' at the British Library[edit]

In August I added a link to the above - see

The intention of adding this link was not to advertise or promote the British Library for commerical purposes, but to enhance the quality of Wikipedia content by linking to unique, original source material held in the British Library's rich collections.

Iona Opie personally backed the Playtimes project. It is not, as suggested by the user who removed it, a temporary project, but permanently available. Its importance and significance lies in the fact that this is first time the Opies' original field recordings have been digitised and made public. The project was funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) and led by the Institute of Education.

My objective is to make material useful and accessible to teachers, life-long learners, and schoolchildren - and to help users value the nature of research and become researchers of their own culture. Please reconsider featuring this external link. Thankyou.

Kadams87 (talk) 09:58, 18 October 2011 (UTC)


Why does this article put "citation needed" after describing Iona Opie as "a writer and researcher on European folklore and children's street culture"? Should this not be obvious from her books, which appear at the end of this article? Vorbee (talk) 16:45, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Living person tag no longer needed[edit]

This article has a tag heading it, saying that this article about a living person needs additional citations. Since the death of Iona Opie in October 2017, this can be removed. Vorbee (talk) 20:49, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

done:)Coolabahapple (talk) 07:57, 6 November 2017 (UTC)