The Book of English Magic

Just in time for All Hallows' Eve, a wide-ranging survey of Britian's magical traditions from Stonehenge to 21st-century spellcasters. Philip Carr-Gomm, who has led the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids for twenty years, and Sir Richard Heygate conjure an invaluable resource for anyone curious about the Anglocentric arcane arts.

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