This has been a challenging review to write for all the best reasons.
Most notably, I do not want to spoil the experience of having..
In my line of work, I deal regularly with raw and aggregated audience data.
Raw data would be the number of likes or shares a parti..
“The artistic light that emanates from Greece is the light of broad day.
This early light of artistic dawn is less certain… but ..
It can’t just be me whose thoughts turn to death with considerable regularity over the Christmas season.
Hopefully this has less to..
I do a final check of the hotel suite before leaving.
Two TV monitors, two tape players, two remotes gaffered to the top of the pla..
Because I’ve seen it in two other exhibitions; one at the Briti..
Waiting for a decent magical summer is like waiting for a decent British summer. (Wettest April to June on record. And records go back..
Gasps from an eager crowd as a single live crow flies from the rafters to centre stage.
Opening night of Dr Dee:..
We all have movies that we defend as being good or underrated even though we know we probably shouldn’t.
One of these for me is Ali..
In 1324, Mansa Musa, king of the Malian empire, left on his pilgrimage to Mecca.
He took with him a retinue of 60,000 followers, us..
So this is a gripping book, let’s start with that. If you’re just here to skim down and see if it goes on your wishlist then yes… it..
My mother the psychonaut and I saw a piece of the True Cross, had some brunch, then pub-crawled down the Tham..
A really fun, enjoyable movie. You should see it.
When I was at film school we studied the first ever serialisation of the Ramayana..
The magical community -and newly minted witches in particular- can be a dreary bunch when it comes to fantasy films or television.
Well, my particular forest is quite disgusting.
To be honest, that’s one of the things I adore about it. Only a couple of places in..
How many people alive today fit the classic definition of a wizard? Like in the fairytale sense?
Lon Milo DuQuette would probably ..
This review was a long time coming because, to be honest, I wasn’t sure where to begin. Is The Octavo that rarest of things… Someth..
Owen Davies’s Grimoires took me a while to get through. But it’s a good thing this is a blog rather than a daily newspaper so I don’t just..
This wasn’t a book I expected to read cover to cover. Not because it’s large, but because a goodly chunk of it is a list of herbs and esse..
I like museums. I have always liked museums. Especially the British Museum. I don’t want to say it’s an unhealthy obsession but I don’..
I bought this delightful little book from a discounted bookstore on my local high road.
The bookstore itself is amazing -one of th..
You are an Edwardian Tory fantasy of upper class superiority and that doesn’t sit well w..
Some/most of my favourite historical personalities accomplished the things that make them my favourite..
But then, it’s not like a hobbit would beat a dragon in a fair figh..
I’m still trying to work out what, if anything, is left of a magician if you remove the actual practice of magic.
This is that ‘int..
So if you haven’t read it, I listed the details of a little book game I used to play.
And so far there has been some really great respo..
If someone asks us to recommend a book then we most certainly will. And some of us have recently been asked to do just t..
No, I don’t mean me.
My DVD set (among many other things) arrived from Amazon this afternoon. We caught this series when it was bro..
One of the things I adore ..