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‘A Monk Remembers’

The ruins of great buildings remind us that the world has undergone huge changes in the past. When so many religious buildings were laid waste by Henry the Eighth and then during the Reformation, it must have seemed to many that the world was ending . Indeed many of those perpetuating the destruction did so in their own belief that the End of Days was upon them and they had to make ready. But the days did not end. The ruins became part of the landscape, the settings and inspirations… Read more ‘A Monk Remembers’

‘Ghost Stories for the Pandemic’

I’m very pleased this week to have two of my pieces featured in the latest issue of the marvelous Scroll Magazine.Both of these pieces were inspired by the landscape and atmosphere of ghost stories, especially of the Folk Horror variety. I feel that ghost stories, where characters are often isolated, time is out of joint, reminders of death are ever present and familiar places become strange are in many ways the perfect genre for the time of the pandemic and the lockdown. In ghost stories as in lockdown, the past… Read more ‘Ghost Stories for the Pandemic’