Publications

Charmers, Enchanters and Witches is my 2016 substantial rewrite and extension of 2000's Dancing with the Devil. Using real court testimonies, diaries and other historic documents, meet the Scottish witchfinder and the Wizard of Stokesley, via ducks, donkeys and devils.

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Great War Britain: Tyneside 1914-18 offers an intimate portrayal of the area and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. It explores local reaction to the outbreak of war; the experience of individuals who enlisted; the changing face of industry; the work of the many hospitals in the area; the effect of the conflict on local children; the women who defied convention to play a vital role on the home front; and concludes with a chapter dedicated to how Tyneside and its people coped with the transition to life in peacetime once more. Vividly illustrated with evocative images from the collections of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and other archives across the region.


Taking you through the year day by day, The Newcastle Book of Days and Gateshead Book of Days contain quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of each city.


Voices of Geordie Childhood is a remarkable compilation of oral history extracts drawn from the extensive Beamish Museum Audio Archive, revealing what childhood was like as recalled by over one hundred Tynesiders.

Voices of Stanley also draws from the Beamish Archive, capturing life in the pit villages of the Durham coalfield in the early years of the twentieth century.


Now out of print - but keep an eye out for this one second hand! The inspiration for my North Eastern Witchcraft talk, this book explores real life legal cases and other incidents related to magic and witchcraft in the region.