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Happy birthday, Crying Boy!

Thirty years ago this month the British tabloids were full of stories about mysterious fires breaking out in houses across the north of England – and the only survivor was a mawkish print of a crying boy. The legend began … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Crying Boy

It came from the same tabloid headline factory that produced ‘Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster‘ – and the Curse of the Crying boy continues to live online. I will presenting a paper on this quintessential urban legend at the Folklore … Continue reading

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