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Malcolm Gaskill in Ely

Wednesday 21st April 2010

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 1pm
  • Start time 7.30pm

From Macbeth to Harry Potter, witchcraft has held a powerful grip on the human imagination.  Author of the thrilling historical study Witchfinder, and living on as he does on the witchfinders’ route in the Isle of Ely, Malcolm Gaskill is one of the greatest academic authorities on the subject. In Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction he moves confidently from earliest times to the present day, untangling fantasy from reality, and demonstrating that much of  what we think we know about witches and their practices is simply wrong – and often less interesting than the truth.