A detailed historical and anthropological study of the traditions of witchcraft around the world with an in-depth examination of magic and its relationship with religion, from prehistory to the post-modern era.
Nicholas Royle challenges and experiments with literary form to forge a new mode of storytelling that is both playful and inquisitive. Tender, absorbing and at times shockingly funny, this extraordinary novel is both mystery and love story. It confronts the mad hand of grief while embracing the endless possibilities of language.
For over 150 years, the garrets, pubs and clubs of Soho have been, according to Jeffrey Bernard, 'a lifeboat of sorts for the deserters from convention'. This book celebrates those whose style, irregular work patterns, love of intoxicants and unconventional sexual mores shaped the city, and the world, we know today.