My thoughts on writing, books, reading and folklore.

Why Folklore? And Why is it important to Me?

Why Folklore? And why is it important to me? Sounded simple enough questions, only once you start to strip away the obvious you quite quickly get down to things not so simple, or indeed nice to face. This is the first time I've written about this, and it all starts off innocent enough. As a child I loved history, books and stories. Really loved them. I collected all the Ladybird books and read the histories of others over and over again; lived the lives of Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Alexander, Florence, Cleopatra and many more in my mind. I read fiction too. Grew up on Enid Blyton, A.A. Milne's Winnie-ther-Pooh and friends. I stepped up to the Willard Price adventure books, wal

Folklore and Me - A Healthy Fascination

Over the last few years, whilst struggling with mental health, I've come to realise how important the folklore, history and landscape of Britain are to me. I've learnt how the magick of the Fae and Celts, nature and an ancient past still exist in this green land. It's around every corner. For me it's been a slow discovery, but one that's inspired me to take photos, write, explore my own imagination and, in times of poor mental health, battle madness. It's been productive too. I've grown in confidence (although I still struggle in person at times) and released my first two novels in 2018 - 'Nightjar' and '76 and the Odd 93' - I have a third on the boil which I hope to release in the first hal

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