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Haunting my bookshelves in 2012:

Here’s my choice of other key books that floated my folkloric boat during 2012: The Legend of Spring-heeled Jack: Victorian urban folklore and popular cultures, by Karl Bell (Boydell Press).  As readers of my blog will know, the mysterious figure … Continue reading

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Spring-heeled Jack is back

2012 is shaping up as a leap year in more ways than one. Back in February I posted news of the return of the Victorian bogeyman Spring-heeled Jack. A mysterious leaping figure scared a family as it vaulted over the … Continue reading

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