Trees and Sympathetic Magic

Trees have long been important to humans. Not only do they provide firewood, offer shelter and make useful waymarkers but they were also often at […]

30 July 2020

Book Lovers’ Quiz

I’ve really enjoyed writing quizzes based on my Miscellany books over the last few weeks (if you have missed them you can try my museum […]

23 June 2020

Library quiz

Welcome to my library quiz! It’s packed full of fun library facts from my book A Library Miscellany, do have a go and let me […]

23 June 2020

Museum Quiz

I thought that seeing as under lockdown all our favourite museums and galleries around the world are closed we could do with some museum-related fun. […]

23 June 2020

Museum Quiz — Answers

Hopefully you are reading this page because you have already had a go at my museum quiz, if not, no cheating now, click here to […]

23 June 2020

7 Surprising Animal Burials

Animals have always been hugely important to humans – as food, as beasts of burden and as companions. The archaeological record has offered up some […]

19 March 2020

Yew trees and graveyards

There are numerous reasons given as to why yew trees have become ubiquitous in our graveyards. Some trace it back to ancient times when druids […]

12 March 2020