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Talking exorcism on The Colin McEnroe Show

Today I appeared as a guest on Connecticut Public Radio’s Colin McEnroe Show, in an episode which focussed on the contemporary upsurge of demand for exorcism. I featured alongside Fr … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Contract signed: Suffolk Fairylore

I have just signed a contract with Lasse Press for a new book entitled Suffolk Fairylore, which will be the first extended study of folklore concerning the fairies in Suffolk … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Review: Magical Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe by Daniel Bellingradt and Bernd-Christian Otto

Daniel Bellingradt and Bernd-Christian Otto, Magical Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe: The Clandestine Trade in Illegal Book Collections (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017). 166pp. Since the publication of Owen Davies’s Grimoires: … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

New article on Biblical reference indexing

For the extremely small number of people who are interested not only in having an index in a book but are also fascinated by the process of compiling them (the … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bury St Edmunds: The End of the Borough?

The news that St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council are to formally merge to form a new West Suffolk Council may seem unimportant to many Bury St … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Review: The Devil’s Plantation by Nigel Pearson

Nigel G. Pearson, The Devil’s Plantation: East Anglian Lore, Witchcraft and Folk-Magic (London: Troy Books, 2015), 272pp. Nigel Pearson’s The Devil’s Plantation interprets the folklore of East Anglia from within … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 1 Comment