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I am a writer of creative non-fiction, at present working on a cultural history of ghost stories. Previous books include an Encyclopedia of Taboos and a motif-index examining disability in characters in traditional fiction.
Trained in literature, folklore and comparative mythology (PhD University of Edinburgh), I have taught courses in literature and mythology at the university's Open Studies department. A recent workshop focused on Jewish ghost lore.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian