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Talking St Edmund on the Lesley Dolphin Show

This afternoon I appeared as a guest on BBC Radio Suffolk‘s Lesley Dolphin Show¬†(listen from 32:18), speaking about my new book Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King. We discussed … Continue reading

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Review: Magical Folk, edited by Simon Young and Ceri Houlbrook

Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies, 500 AD to the Present. Edited by Simon Young and Ceri Houlbrook. London: Gibson Square, 2018. 256 pp. Illus. ¬£16.99 (hbk). ISBN 978-1-78334-101-6 Magical … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

#MagicResistance and serendipitously elliptical research

One of the wonderful things that sometimes happens when you are writing history is that something will come along that suddenly makes the rather recondite subject matter of your books … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · 3 Comments

Launch of Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King

Today I launched my new book Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King at Waterstones in Bury St Edmunds’s Buttermarket, by signing copies of the book for members of the … Continue reading

May 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nene Valley Folklore at the Key Theatre, Peterborough

This evening I spoke at Peterborough’s Key Theatre on the subject of ‘Nene Valley Folklore’ at an event organised by the 900 Voices of the Nene project, which aims to … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment