It was the evening of Saturday, 28 August, 2010, and thoseĀ who call themselves The Barmy Army were raising their glasses and basking in the glory of witnessing a record eighth wicket partnership for the England cricket team. A remarkable stand of 332 between the obdurate Jonathan Trott and the airy Stuart Broad had effectively secured … Continue reading Redemption

The Witch’s Familiar

It is difficult to think of too many words in the English language with such differing perceptions than 'witch'. Although they may be creations of mere fantasy, witches are commonly portrayed and depicted as evil villains with quirky, though sinister powers, while in some literary cases they are treated with a greater degree of warmth … Continue reading The Witch’s Familiar