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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 · Leave a 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

Talking St Edmund on BBC Radio 4

This morning I made my second appearance on BBC Radio 4 (this time on the Sunday programme) to discuss my new book Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King with … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Today is publication day for my book Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King. In addition to being a biography of King Edmund of East Anglia (d. 869), the book … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

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