Poppets & Magical Dolls – a big thanks to everyone!

Aug 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Articles, Book News, Books, Books for Witches / Wiccans

Poppets and Magical DollsBy Lucya Starza

Today I got a lovely email from Moon Books: “Congratulations! Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls is now published.”

I’m delighted that my new book is finally out on shop shelves and available to order online. However, I would not have got this far if it wasn’t for the help of a lot of people.

I want to thank editor Trevor Greenfield, publicist Nimue Brown and all the rest of the staff at Moon Books for producing such a lovely looking final product. I am delighted with it.

My husband, John Davies, has my eternal gratitude for his help, support and patience. He has listened to me through all the ups and downs that come with writing a book, he has proofed my words and improved them immensely and he has sat with me and made poppets to test the various crafting techniques. He sews very neatly, BTW.

A big thanks goes to the lovely people at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, in Cornwall, for help while I was doing research. The museum is amazing, and the library is equally so. The Horniman Museum library staff were also really helpful. The Horniman, in south London, is my local museum and covers anthropology. Annie Horniman, the daughter of its founder, was a member of the Golden Dawn, and the museum also contains items relating to folklorist Edward Lovett. I was amazed at the huge pile of books on the magic and folklore of dolls the library staff found for me to read. Some dated back to the time of Annie Horniman and Edward Lovett.

You can buy my book at Treadwell’s, at 33 Store Street, Central London or view Poppets and Magical Dolls on Amazon. The large chains Barnes and Noble and Waterstones will have it available to order on their sites and in store. You can also order paperback or ebook editions via publisher Moon Books’ website.

On Saturday 8 September at 2pm, I will be reading from Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls at Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. There will be some on sale there. For further details contact [email protected], call 0208 850 7803 or visit www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/

I will also be running a short workshop on poppets and signing copies of my books at the Henge Shop, Avebury, on Saturday 27 October as part of its Halloween Paranormal Weekend.

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