M. R. James conference report on A Podcast to the Curious

A couple of weeks ago I attended the first M. R. James and the Modern Ghost Story one day conference in the atmospheric and aptly antiquarian setting of Leeds Library. Highlights for me included meeting Will Ross, Mike Taylor, Jane Mainlley-Piddock and Helen Grant in real life, being introduced to the likes of Chris Rose […]

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John talking M. R. James at the end of the month

The 2nd of March (today) is Saint Chad’s Day. Chad was a prominent 7th century Anglo-Saxon churchman, who became abbot of several monasteries, Bishop of the Northumbrians and subsequently Bishop of the Mercians and Lindsey People. He was later canonised as a saint. He features strongly in the work of Bede the Venerable and is […]

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The Lovecraft Anthology Vol 1- not yet but soon

So, Self Made Hero’s The Lovecraft Anthology Vol 1 isn’t actually out yet (you can pre-order from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com) but, because we contributed, we received a comp copy a little while ago. And it’s a really, really nice looking, well put together book, featuring Ben Templesmith (cover), Dan Lockwood, Rob Davis, David Hine, Ian […]

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