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Under Witchwood

Adam Thorpe, 10 September 1992

Power of the Witch: A Witch’s Guide to her Craft 
by Laurie Cabot, with Tom Cowan.
Arkana/Penguin, 294 pp., June 1992, 0 14 019368 5
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Malefice 
by Leslie Wilson.
Picador, 168 pp., £15.99, August 1992, 0 330 32427 6
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... A modern witch is a Witch. The upper case denotes a self-consciousness born of safer times: Witchcraft is now a minority faith to be taken seriously (at least in the States), and there is even a Witches’ League for Public Awareness. They need it. For the broomsticks, black cats, green-hued hags with pointy hats – all the paraphernalia people remember from childhood – have been joined by rumours about something deeply sinister and very adult going on in the suburbs ...

Diary

Christopher Hadley: The Lake Taupo Stamp, 18 September 1997

... for the outer frame and another for the central circular vignette. This meant that the sheet of Cowan paper on which the stamp was printed had to be passed through the machinery twice; in between, the plates had to be changed, slowing down the process considerably. As a result, the design was instead used for the less popular 4d denomination, intended for ...

If It Weren’t for Charlotte

Alice Spawls: The Brontës, 16 November 2017

... all their beloved pets; cats and dogs (Keeper, Grasper, Rainbow, Diamond, Snowflake, Flossy, Black Tom, Tiger) but also a rescued pheasant and hawk. Already we are acquainted with some of the peculiarities of the individuals – their politics, their passions (anecdotes make us feel like we know them quite well) – and we have probably been ...

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