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The Book of English Magic - Philip Carr-Gomm and Richard Heygate

The Book of English Magic - Philip Carr-Gomm and Richard Heygate
'Once in a blue moon a book comes out that you get a feeling is going to be a classic. Within minutes of receiving an advance copy, the Treadwells staff all got that prickly feeling on the back of the neck. . .

How did the one small island of Britain, and the country of England in particular, become so steeped in magical practices across the centuries, and why has it given birth to the finest magical stories ever written? English authors such as J.R.R.Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.K.Rowling dominate the world of magic in fiction, but from the earliest times England has also acted as home to generations of eccentrics and scholars who have researched and explored every conceivable occult art, and now more people practice magic in England than at any time in her history.

The Book of English Magic, authored by Philip Carr-Gomm & Druid grade member Sir Richard Heygate, surveys Englands magical past from the moment the first humans inhabited her shores to our present-day fascination with all things magical. Historical explorations, biographies of leading figures, guides to magical fiction and practical exercises are combined with interviews with modern-day magicians which reveal the extent to which magic is alive and well in England in the 21st century. In this beautifully produced illustrated volume the authors trace the story of magic as it developed through the worlds of the Druid and Anglo-Saxon sorcerer, the Alchemist and Witch, the Cunning Folk and the High Magician. In this journey through time, a world that is complex and fascinating reveals itself . . .

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SKU SKU16195
Weight 0.42 kg
Price: £14.99

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