TALES OF BRITAIN: Autumn 2020

Thursday, 29 October 2020 Samhain Announcement: TOB on Audible! FREE AUDIOBOOK GIVEAWAY BELOW! This blog was originally posted before Hallowe'en, in time for TALES OF BRITAIN VOLUME 1 to be available on Audible. The whole idea was, rather than putting up the entire book, we'd do small volumes of themed tales, seasonally released throughout a…

FAB FOOLS 5: THEY’VE ARRIVED…

... And to prove it, they're here! PREVIOUSLY, ON FAB FOOLS: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4! Happy Fab Fools Friday, lovely nits! Here's just a little mini-mini online author event to thank everyone who made this book finally a reality! https://youtu.be/LcnMmUV8-bo As I say in the vid, the books won't be hitting shops until the spring, but it only…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Summer 2020

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 Summer Storytelling! Happy Folklore Thursday, Tales-lovers! After a long spring lockdown's weekly stories, Brother Bernard has slipped back into his cave, but left a whole barrage of tales to enjoy at your leisure: TALES OF BRITAIN: THE SERIES! From Three Bears to Three Pigs, taking in Taliesin and Jack, Dildrum and Doldrum, seals,…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Winter 2020

Thursday, 12 March 2020 Most Ignobly Done... Merry Folklore Thursday, story-adorers! A brief foray away from our 2020 hibernation to join in this week's fascinating theme of IMMORALITY, spun off from the recent reports of plagiarism shown by 'a UK folklore podcast', as outlined here by our friend Dee Dee:  Maybe it's not too surprising that…

FAB FOOLS 4: WAIT!!

YOU NOW GETTING IT READY FOR YOU NOW GETTING IT READY FOR YOU PREVIOUSLY, ON FAB FOOLS: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4! IT'S THE KAY SISTERS! Greetings, as Joey Boswell had it, my dear Fab Fools follower, as I EXCLUSIVELY beg your pardon for this unscheduled update in the story of the creation and RELEASE of the…

TERRY: There Goes Another One…

We need a word to encapsulate this sense of deep sadness at losing someone so wonderful, while being simultaneously grateful that they have finally been freed from such suffering. For the loquacious and passionate Terry Jones to be closed in on himself with dementia was a particularly cruel fate, and so there's a feeling of…

FAB FOOLS 3: Neil

Well, here we are, and it's not easy to halloo a 'HAPPY NEW YEAR' under these circumstances. When blogging I generally find it hard to avoid unique turns of phrase and offering my own obnoxious undermining of linguistic clichés, but that seems unwise when paying tribute to one of music and comedy's great thinkers, wordplayers…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Autumn 2019

THURsday, 19 December 2019 Thank You – For Auld Lang's Syne MERRY YULE, Folklore Funsters! We know there's officially no Folklore Thursday this week, but as autumn ends and a new decade begins, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this launch year for us, after 15 years of hard…