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Recording ballads 1

15 February 2018

I’ve spent a lot of time since the beginning of the year recording ballads for this website to accompany my new book. This is first in a short series of posts about what I’ve...

Books and ballads

10 February 2018

Earlier this week, I had an email from the publisher of my book to say that it has gone to the printer.  According to their website, it is due for publication on 22 February, so...

Copyediting and Proofreading

25 January 2018

I spent a lot of my Christmas and new year checking the copy edit and page proofs of my forthcoming book Singing the News, and writing the index.  It was a strange experience. ...

Teaching witchcraft

16 January 2018

In the run up to Christmas, I taught for four weeks on Liverpool Hope’s second year witchcraft and witch-hunting course.  It was interesting to look into the subject in more...