The Book of English Magic

The Book of English Magic

Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Witchcraft & Spells
Paperback Published on: 01/04/2010
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The Book of English Magic
An excellent starting point to a fascinating subject.
A fascinating book which gives a broad overview of the history of English Magic. There is a lot of information in this book, which is clearly and beautiful... READ MORE
Penelope Bullock at Lancaster


'A treasure trove of magical lore'

'A fascinating guide ... From magic wands to ley lines, each chapter introduces a different aspect of all things enchanting.'
Daily Express

'A magical mystery tour'
The Times

Of all the countries in the world, England has the richest history of magical lore and practice.

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 kind of occult art.

Most people are torn between a fascination with magic and an almost instinctive fear of the occult, of a world redolent with superstition and illusion. And yet more people now practice magic in England than at any time in history.

The Book of English Magic explores this hidden story, from its first stirrings to our present-day fascination with all things magical.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781848540415
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Weight: 390g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 138 x 38 mm

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The Book of English Magic
The Book of English Magic
I really liked this book. It's a compendium of all things magical, written clearly with further reading suggestions, "to do" ideas, website addresses, the ... READ MORE
Kim H
The Book of English Magic
Accessible, informative, essential.
I bought this book on a whim while browsing my local store, and it proved to be everything I wanted and more. Although I am a pagan and a witch, this book ... READ MORE
The Book of English Magic
An Essential Read.
Engaging and beautifully presented, this book is an essential read for those interested in the English occult. Whether it be spirits, paganism, dowsing or ... READ MORE