East Anglian traditional witchcraft, magic and folklore is the subject of this book by a recognised specialist in the subject. East Anglia is a region which for generations was isolated amidst marshes, fens, and wild forests. Nigel Pearson takes the reader into the world of land spirits, fairies, mermaids and spectral hounds. He describes the witchcraft of East Anglia, gives potted biographies of some of its more notable characters, and examines figures such as the devil and the practice of toad magic. With extensive chapters on folk magic, spellcraft, saints and plant lore, this is an excellent work for anyone interested in traditional folk magic.
London: Troy Books, 2016. Paperback, 272 pages. New.