The whole novella is available here: www.lulu.com/shop/giles-watson/the-butchers-wife/p aperback/product-21334928.html Chapter 1 Yet Lord, instruct us so to die, That all these dyings may be life in death. - John Donne Sometimes the flayed things have spirits. In death, the knife feels like a whisper, whittling down to the whiteness of bone. She regained consciousness as the spurts from her jugular began to slow, and the snick and slice of the blade were dreadful ca…
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Sleeping Python She sleeps folded into herself, broad nose nestled against her own coolness, a tangle of self-nurture, like a sluice of treasure, a smatter of tarnished bangles and torcs welded in Saxon interlacings, her head a buckle of grubby gold… - See all videos
January 1, 2014The whole book is available here: http://troybooks.co.uk/a-witch's-natural-history.html Chapter 13 Beyond the Crooked Stile It is said that Mother Goose is derived from Frau Holt, or Herodias, the goddess of the witches of northern Europe, who flies at night astride a goose, naked and (even in my childhood imagination) voluptuous in spite of the cold. She flies at the head of the Furious Horde, the Wild Hunt, her raven hair streaming out behind her, her red slitted pupils glowing on…
January 1, 2014Reynard the Fox as Guiser: Images of the trickster in Beverley Minster and Bristol Cathedral Giles C. Watson A paper delivered to the Folklore Society Conference on Guising, Warburg Institute, 17th May, 2003 At Beverley Minster, a foundation of secular canons in Yorkshire, two of the misericords, carved by members of a firm from Ripon in 1520, seem on first glance to be the result of natural observation. In the first, a fox lopes in the foreground, a goose slung casually over his shoulde…