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Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live

In the lost mists of time, long before the advent of monotheist religions, man worshiped Mother Nature. Time passed, civilisations developed, and somewhere 4 000 years ago, the old veneration for Mother Nature – a most female deity – was replaced by the decidedly male God of the Hebrews, soon to become the equally male God of Christians and Muslims. 1,106 more words

Writing

Witchfinder General

On paper almost everything about Michael Reeve’s 1968 horror masterpiece, Witchfinder General, suggests a film that shouldn’t really work.

Taking the style of Hammer, melding it with the incoming violence of ‘The New Hollywood’, casting an American as a notorious British historical icon and filming on location in East Anglia smacks of a production gone awry before the camera even rolls, but somehow Reeves took this and constructed something that has entered the lexicon of popular culture. 536 more words

Review

Rosie's Book Review Team #RBRT Crystin reviews The Black Hours by Alison Williams

Today’s book review comes from Crystin, she blogs at http://crystinlgoodwin.wordpress.com

Crystin Chose to read and review The Black Hours by Alison Williams

Title: The Black Hours… 437 more words

Books

Stand-in doctors paid £1,760 a shift to work in London A&Es

A debt-ridden hospital trust is being forced to pay stand-in doctors up to £1,760 a day to ease chronic staff shortages in its accident and emergency departments. 492 more words

Health

Rosie's Book Review Team #RBRT Melissa reviews The Black Hours by Alison Williams

Today’s book review comes from review team member Melissa, she blogs at http://mllegette.com/

Melissa chose to read and review The Black Hours by Alison Williams… 172 more words

Books

Book Review - Witch Hunt by Syd Moore

I was really keen to read this book, what with it being the month of October, I thought it would help set the scene for Halloween and get me in the mood. 346 more words

Book Review

Melissa Reads :: The Black Hours by Alison Williams

Synopsis:

‘Look upon this wretch, all of you! Look upon her and thank God for his love and his mercy. Thank God that he has sent me to rid the world of such filth as this.’ 314 more words

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