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Aggressive Ghost in Fourteenth-Century Germany May 8, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval, Modern
Aggressive Ghost in Fourteenth-Century Germany

Beach is taking a long trip today on a plane with his three-year-old daughter: a first visit to the patria with Little Miss B who is thrilled because she is going to see otters AND eat fish and chips. In this time of holiday and reduced writing he has lined up several reserve posts taken […]

The Problem of Pygmy Fairies March 5, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Prehistoric
The Problem of Pygmy Fairies

Beachcombing has been having a bit of a fairy phase recently, played out in his evening readings after he’s put little Miss B to bed. And he has particularly been interested at the different explanations that our ancestors – distant and recent – offered to explain the fact that ‘little folk’ lived in the cairn […]