TALES OF BRITAIN: Not Quite Autumn 2021

Far away, in the top left-hand corner of Wales… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUodJgbfIhk As  that crazy little thing called Mabon encroaches, I surely have to apologise for getting a little 'What-I-Did-On-Me-Holidays', but a honeymoon with my beloved in the folklore-steeped hills of Snowdonia, coinciding with the long-gestated second volume of TALES OF BRITAIN ON AUDIBLE, has meant a…

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…

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…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Spring 2018

With TALES OF BRITAIN, the first British folktale anthology to be released in decades, nearing publication, it seems timely to migrate all the weekly blogs going back to the launch at Glastonbury in 2017 to a safer place, as Nuada knows what Unbound does with them after publication. I’ve made attempts to keep references intact…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Winter 2018

With TALES OF BRITAIN, the first British folktale anthology to be released in decades, nearing publication, it seems timely to migrate all the weekly blogs going back to the launch at Glastonbury in 2017 to a safer place, as Nuada knows what Unbound does with them after publication. I’ve made attempts to keep references intact…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Autumn 2017

With TALES OF BRITAIN, the first British folktale anthology to be released in decades, nearing publication, it seems timely to migrate all the weekly blogs going back to the launch at Glastonbury in 2017 to a safer place, as Nuada knows what Unbound does with them after publication. I've made attempts to keep references intact…

Rik at 60: Duh-Eh-Ah-Duh

HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY, would have been nice to say, RIK MAYALL! When Rik's final jog spoiled everything back in 2014, I wrote a blog all too soon, and was honoured to also provide a short Flashheart-themed obit for the BBC, but today seems an auspicious occasion to muse a bit more about missing The Late…