You are cordially invited to the launch of
The Book of English Magic
by Philip Carr-Gomm and Richard Heygate published by John Murray
at 7pm on Thursday 25th June 2009
at Treadwells Bookshop, but please reserve your place first (see below)
34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB
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Once in a blue moon a book comes out that you get a feeling is going to be a classic. Within minutes of receiving an advance copy, the Treadwell’s staff all got that prickly feeling on the back of the neck. … This is a big book, a real door-stopper. Yet, it’s an introductory volume to magic in England: part history, part practical, part resource guide, part theory. Illustrated, filled with interviews with practitioners and experts, it is the kind of newcomers’ book that an intelligent novice dreams of. The two authors spoke with many of the most senior people in the British magical community, and their commentaries (interspersed through the book) make fascinating reading, and serve as a personal touch to guide the reader. Wicca, druidry, runes, John Dee, Golden Dawn — all in their English setting.
The launch party is free to everyone, but advance booking essential. Just drop an RSVP email to Treadwell’s. Ask if you would like Treadwell’s to reserve your launch copy for collection on the night – the authors will be signing copies and giving a short speech. 562 pages, hardback. £25.00.