A book of magic with twists and turns aplenty

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison Michelle Harrison is perhaps best known for her award-winning 13 Treasures books with their dark elves and fairy magic, but beyond that world she has also gone spooky with (the maybe too-often overlooked) Unrest and her last, and delivered…

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Creativity and Me

I’ve reached the point in my novel where the story is reaching it’s conclusion, and the Fairy Queen must be reborn and thus I must dovetail my writing with revision of the ballads of Tam Lin and Thomas The Rhymer – the major…

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A book about books

Magical Tales: Myth, Legend, and Enchantment in Children’s Books edited by Diane Purkiss and Carolyne Larrington This was the accompanying catalogue to the brilliant Magical Books exhibition that has been running this year at Oxford’s Bodleian Library and has been every bit as enjoyable…

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