Last updated 11 June 2018

For recent additions see Twitter: @thomasruffles

N.B. The Society for Psychical Research website was updated in the summer of 2016.  Book reviews (though not news items, which have been deleted) I had written for the previous one have been transferred, but the URLs are different so I have removed the old ones here.  The book reviews can be accessed by going directly to the SPR website (still  A few of these, to my mild annoyance, do not have my byline attached.

The nthposition website has been deleted in its entirety so the articles which appeared on it are no longer available.  I am gradually making my 40 or so contributions (many were reviews which appeared in shorter form in Fortean Times) available on my Joy of Mere Words blog.


Ghost Images: Cinema of the Afterlife. Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland, 2004.


A Psychical Research/Fortean:

‘Homeopathy and the Magicians’, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 55 (No. 814), January 1989, pp. 281-4.

‘Romancing the Stone’, British and Irish Skeptic, Vol. 4, No. 1, January/February 1990, pp. 16-17. (included on 8 August 2011)

‘UFOs Over Russia’, British and Irish Skeptic, Vol. 4, No. 2, March/April 1990, pp. 7-9. (included on 12 August 2011)

‘The Fasting Woman of Tutbury’, The Skeptic, Vol. 6, No. 6, November/December 1992, pp. 9-11. (included on 25 May 2010)

‘UFO Witnesses and Fantasy Proneness’, The Wild Places, No. 6, n.d. [1993], pp. 33-6.

‘What is There to Celebrate: How Christmas Can Pose a Problem for Atheists’, The Skeptic, Vol. 8, No. 5, 1994, p. 8.

‘Visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary’, Udolpho, Autumn 1995, pp. 18-19.

‘Field Investigation – St Botolph, Skidbrooke: A Follow-Up’, The Psi Researcher, No. 20, February 1996, pp. 7-8.

‘Displaying the Paranormal’, Fortean Times, No.229, November 2007, pp. 38-41. (included on 27 August 2010)

‘The Case of the Phantom Polaroid’, Fortean Times, No.261, Special issue [April] 2010, pp. 64-65. (included on 8 October 2010)

‘Mr Dixon and the Mysterious Bell Ringing Case of 1887’, The Paranormal Review, Issue 54, April 2010, pp. 23-26.

     and Zofia Weaver, ‘New SPR Website’, The Paranormal Review, Issue 44, October 2007, pp. 32-33.

‘The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall – Re-examination of a Classic Ghost Photograph and a Possible Explanation’,, posted 17 June 2017, first posted as ‘The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall’ on nthposition website, January 2009 (revised).

B Media

‘Phantasmagoria Ghost Shows’, Udolpho, Vol. 30, Autumn 1997, Vol. 22, 20-3.  Reprinted in the Newsletter of the Magic Lantern Society, June 1998, pp. 4-5.

‘Course works’, Amateur Photographer, 30 October 1999, p. 106. (included on 27 August 2010)

‘Upton Sinclair’ and ‘The Battle for Our Soviet Ukraine’ in Aitken, Ian (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film, New York, Routledge, 2005.

‘Alexander Ellis’, ‘James Waterhouse’ and ‘Wilhelm Roentgen’, in Hannavy, John (ed.), Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography, New York: Routledge, 2008.

‘A Canterbury Tale of Town and Country Folk’, Scribd,, posted October 2011. Posted on,,14 December 2014


‘Alan Wesencraft’, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 72 (No.892), July 2008, pp. 188-90.

‘John Randall’, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 75 (No.904), July 2011, pp. 172-74.

‘Archie Roy’, Fortean Times, No.301, May 2013, p. 24. (included on 9 July 2013 as ‘Archie Roy obituary’).

Reviews [book reviews unless noted otherwise]

A Psychical Research/Fortean:

Untitled radio review [review of Invasion of the Mindsnatchers], Newsletter of the Society for Psychical Research, No. 28, January 1989, p. 5. (included on 8 April 2010)

‘”Margery” Revisited’ (Radio 4, 30/9/89) [review of The Witch of Beacon Hill], British and Irish Skeptic, Vol. 3, No. 5, September/October 1989, p. 25 [radio review]. (included on 12 April 2010)

‘Ghosts of Hollywood’ (ITV, 28/8/89), Newsletter of the Society for Psychical Research, No. 31, October 1989, p. 31 [TV review]. (included on 4 August 2010)

‘Paranormal or Normal?’, by Alan Radnor, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 55 (No. 820), July 1990, pp. 237-9.

‘A Flawed Encyclopaedia’ [review of The UFO Encyclopaedia, by John Spencer], The Skeptic, September/October 1991, pp. 24-5.

‘Chasing the Aliens’ [reviews of Alien Liaison: The Ultimate Secret, by Timothy Good, and The UFO Report 1991, by Timothy Good (ed.)], The Skeptic, Vol. 6, No. 1, January/February 1992, pp. 22-3.

‘James Randi: Psychic Investigator’, by James Randi, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 58 (No. 826), January 1992, pp. 215-6.

‘ESP Test’, The Psi Researcher, No. 7, Autumn 1992, p. 16 [software review]. (included on 4 February 2010)

‘Supernatural Murders’, by Jonathan Goodman/’Vampires Among Us’, by Rosemary Ellen Guiley/’Ghost Hunting’, by Rosemary Robb, The Psi Researcher, No. 9, Spring 1993, p. 17.

‘Missing Pieces: How to Investigate Ghosts, UFOs, Psychics and Other Mysteries’, by Robert A. Baker and Joe Nickell, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 59 (No. 832), Jul 1993, pp. 224-6.

‘Spectropia, or Surprising Spectral Illusions, Showing Ghosts Everywhere and of Any Colour’, by J. H. Brown, The Psi Researcher, Spring 1995, p. 19.

‘Guidelines for Testing Psychic Claimants’, by Richard Wiseman and Robert L. Morris, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 60 (No. 839), Apr 1995, pp. 275-7.

‘Thought Transference (Or What?) in Birds’, by Edmund Selous, Fortean Times, No. 139, October 2000, p. 57. (included on 7 April 2010)

‘Seeing Ghosts: Experiences of the Paranormal’, by Hilary Evans, The Skeptic, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 2003.

‘Dismantling the Bible Code’ [review of Unintelligent Design, by Mark Perakh], Fortean Times, No.183, May 2004, p. 60.

‘Pet Theory’ [review of The Sense of Being Stared At and Other Aspects of the Extended Mind, by Rupert Sheldrake], The Skeptic, Vol. 18, No. 3, Autumn 2005, p. 24

‘Fangs Ain’t What They Used to Be’ [review of Vampire Nation, by Arlene Russo]. The Skeptic, Vol. 18, No. 4, Summer 2006, p. 24.

‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ [review of The Hanged Man: A Story of Miracle, Memory, and Colonialism in the Middle Ages’, by Robert Bartlett], The Skeptic, Vol. 19, No. 3, Autumn 2006, p. 24.

‘Necropolis: London and Its Dead’, by Catharine Arnold, Fortean Times, No. 216, November 2006, pp. 62-3.

‘Cobblers’ [review of That’s Bollocks: Urban Legends, Conspiracy Theories and Old Wives’ Tales, by Albert Jack], The Skeptic, Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter 2006, p. 25.

‘Saturday Night Fever’ [review of The Spirit of Dr Bindelof: The Enigma of Séance Phenomena, by Rosemarie Pilkington], Fortean Times, No.222, May 2007, p. 63.

‘Photography and Spirit’, by John Harvey, nthposition,, December 2007.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘A Case of Afterlife Imitating Art’, Fortean Times, No.232, February 2008, p. 63.

‘Laboratories of Faith’, by John Warne Monroe, nthposition,, February 2008.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘Unorthodox Beliefs’, Fortean Times, No. 234, April 2008, p. 62.

‘I am Houdini! And you are a fraud!’ [review of Houdini Speaks Out: “I am Houdini! And you are a fraud!”, by Arthur Moses], nthposition,, March 2008.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘The Medium Menace’, Fortean Times, No.235, May 2008, p. 61.

‘Victor Hugo’s Conversations with the Spirit World’, by John Chambers, nthposition,, March 2008.  Reprinted in shorter form in Fortean Times, No.236, June 2008, p. 60.

‘From the Sublime to the Gothic’ [review of Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphor and Media into the Twentieth Century, by Marina Warner], The Skeptic, Vol. 21, No. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 24-5.

‘Six Feet Over’, by Mary Roach, nthposition,, May 2008.

‘Ghosts of Futures Past’, by Molly McGarry, nthposition,, August 2008.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘The Radical Spirits’ in Fortean Times, No.240, September 2008, p. 60.

‘Unedifying Failing Object’ [review of Nick Pope – The Man Who Left the MOD: The UFO Phenomenon Unveiled, directed by Philip Gardiner]. The Skeptic, Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer 2008, p. 26 [DVD review].

‘Okkulte Stimmen Mediale Musik: Recordings of Unseen Intelligences 1905-2007’, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 72.4 (No. 893), October 2008, pp. 245-8 [CD review].

‘Avanti Black T-Shirts!’ [review of The Satanic Scriptures, by Peter H. Gilmore], The Skeptic, Vol. 21, No. 3, Autumn 2008, p. 25.

‘The Eager Dead’, by Archie E. Roy, nthposition,, November 2008.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘The Saviour from the Other Side’, Fortean Times, No.243, December 2008, p,64.

‘The Paranormal Caught on Film’, by Melvin Willin, nthposition,, December 2008.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘Ghost Images’, Fortean Times, No.245, February 2009, p. 60.

‘The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle’, by Russell Miller, nthposition,, February 2009.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘And another’, Fortean Times, No. 248, May 2009, p. 61.

‘Parapsychology’s Grand Old Man’ [review of Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory, by Stacy Horn], Fortean Times, No. 249, June 2009, p. 61.

‘Le Corbusier and the Occult’, by J. K. Birksted, Fortean Times, No. 250, Special issue 2009, p. 63.

‘Mrs Miller’s Gift’, nthposition,, June 2009 [CD review].  Reprinted in shorter form, Fortean Times, No. 251, July 2009, p. 63.

‘The Articulate Dead’, by Michael E. Tymn, nthposition,, July 2009.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘Blithe Spirits’, Fortean Times, No. 252, August 2009, p. 60.

‘The Secret Life of Genius: How 24 Great Men and Women were Touched by Spiritual Worlds’, by John Chambers, Fortean Times, No. 254, October 2009, p. 64.

‘Slate Writing’, [review of Slate Writing: Invisible Intelligence, by Ron Nagy], nthposition,, October 2009.

‘A Study in Survival’, [review of Study in Survival: Conan Doyle Solves the Final Problem, by Roger Straughan], nthposition,, January 2010.  Reprinted in shorter form, Fortean Times, No. 258, February 2010, pp. 64-5.

‘Inexplicable or Misidentified?’ [review of Ghosts Caught on Film 2, by Jim Eaton], Fortean Times, No. 261, Special issue 2010, p. 73.

‘Spiritualism and Women’s Writing’ [review of Spiritualism and Women's Writing:
From the Fin de Siècle to the Neo-Victorian
, by Tatiana Kontou], nthposition,, May 2010.

‘Immortal Longings’ [review of Immortal Longings: F W H Myers and the Victorian Search for Life After Death, by Trevor Hamilton], nthposition,, June 2010.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘High Society’, Fortean Times, No. 263, June 2010, p. 58.

‘Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian Spiritualism’, by Marlene Tromp, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 73.2 (No. 899), April 2010, pp. 127-9.

‘The Sympathetic Medium’ [review of The Sympathetic Medium: Feminine Channeling, the Occult, and Communication Technologies, 1859-1919, by Jill Galvan], nthposition,, July 2010.

‘The Essential Ida Craddock’ [review of Sexual Outlaw, Erotic Mystic: The Essential Ida Craddock, by Vere Chappell], nthposition,, December 2010.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘Blithe spirit’s missus’, Fortean Times, No. 271, February 2011, p. 65.

‘Houdini: Art and Magic’, by Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Alan Brinkley, Hasia R. Diner and Gabriel De Guzman, nthposition,, January 2011.  Reprinted in shorter form, Fortean Times, No. 273, April 2011, pp. 62-3.

‘Chico Xavier’ [review of Chico Xavier: Medium of the Century, by guy Lyon Playfair], nthposition,, February 2011.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘Medium Rare’ Fortean Times, No. 272, March 2011, p. 62.

‘The Death and Life of the Great Lafayette’, by Ian Robertson and Gordon Rutter, Fortean Times, No. 278, August 2011, p. 64.

‘Mutants & Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal’, by Jeffrey Kripal, Fortean Times, No. 282, December 2011, p. 63.

‘Victorian Women and the Theatre of Trance: Mediums, Spiritualists and Mesmerists in Performance’, by Amy Lehman, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 75 (No. 904), July 2011, pp. 155-57.

‘Houdini and Conan Doyle’, by Christopher Sandford, Fortean Times, No. 285, March 2012, p. 56.

‘Melchior Joller and the Stans Poltergeist’ [essay review of Haunted House in Switzerland, directed by Volker Anding], Scribd,, posted January 2012, revised June 2012.  Posted on,, 14 December 2014 [DVD review]

‘Supernatural America: A Cultural History’, by Lawrence R. Samuel, Fortean Times, No. 286, April 2012, p. 60.

     and Alexandra Nagel, ‘Wolf Messing: The True Story of Russia’s Greatest Psychic’, by Tatiana Lungin, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 79 (No. 918), January 2015, pp. 41-4.

‘William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity’, by Krister Dylan Knapp, Fortean Times, No. 356, August 2017, p. 62.  Republished on the website of the Society for Psychical Research,, posted 12 October 2017.

‘Scientific Spiritualism’ [review of Science of the Seance: Transnational Networks and Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic Phenomena, 1918-1940], by Beth A Robertson, Fortean Times, No, 363, February 2018, p. 56.  Republished on the website of the Society for Psychical Research,, posted 23 February 2018.

B Media:

‘Metaphysical media: The Occult Experience in Popular Culture’, by Emily D. Edwards, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 70.4 (No. 885), October 2006, pp. 237-40.

‘Phantasmagoria’ [review of Phantasmagoria: The Secret Life of the Magic Lantern, by Mervyn Heard],  nthposition,, January 2007.

‘Hexen 2039’, by Suzanne Treister, nthposition,, May 2007

‘Blasphemy’ [review of Blasphemy: Art that Offends, by S Brent Plate, nthposition,, May 2007.

‘Black and White and Blue’ [review of Black and White and Blue: Adult Cinema from the Victorian Age to the VCR, by Dave Thompson], nthposition,, September 2007.

‘Nature Exposed’ [review of Nature Exposed: Photography as Eyewitness in Victorian Science by Jennifer G. Tucker], nthposition,, September 2007.

‘Early Discourses on Colour and Cinema’ [review of Early Discourses on Colour and Cinema: Origins, Functions, Meanings, by Eirik Frisvold Hanssen], nthposition,, November 2007.

‘Movies and the Modern Psyche’, by Sharon Packer, nthposition,, January 2008.

‘Yella’, directed by Christian Petzold, Fortean Times, No.235, May 2008, p. 63 [film review].

‘Framed Time’ [review of Framed Time: Toward a Postfilmic Cinema, by Garrett Stewart], nthposition,, July 2008.

‘Multimedia Histories: From the Magic Lantern to the Internet’ and ‘Picture Perfect: Landscape, Place and Travel in British Cinema Before 1930’, by James Lyons and John Plunkett (eds.),, October 2008.

‘Brought to Light’ [review of Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible 1840 – 1900, by Corey Keller], nthposition,, January 2009.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘Light Fantastic’, Fortean Times, No. 246, March 2009, p. 58.

‘The Education of the Eye’ [review of The Education of the Eye: History of the Royal Polytechnic Institution 1838-1881, by Brenda Weeden], nthposition,, January 2009.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘Pretty Poly’, Fortean Times, No. 247, April 2009, p. 62.

‘The Haunted Gallery’ [review of The Haunted Gallery: Painting, Photography, Film c1900, by Lynda Nead], nthposition,, March 2009.

‘The Oxford Companion to the Photograph’, by Robin Lenman (ed.), nthposition,, May 2009.

‘Weimar Cinema’ [review of Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era, by Noah Isenberg], nthposition,, May 2009.

‘Shell Shock Cinema’ [review of Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War, by Anton Kaes], nthposition,, December 2009.

‘Alice Guy Blaché: Cinema Pioneer’, by Joan Simon, nthposition,, February 2010.

 ‘Paranormal Media: Audiences, Spirits and Magic in Popular Culture’, by Annette Hill, Fortean Times, No. 275, May 2011, pp. 56-7.

C Science:

‘Fit for the Purpose or Evolutionary Dead End?’ [review of How to Read Darwin, by Mark Ridley], The Skeptic, Vol. 18, No. 4, Winter 2005, pp. 25-6.

‘Big Man, Small Book’ [review of Newton: A Very Short Introduction, by Rob Iliffe], The Skeptic, Vol. 20, No. 2, Summer 2007, p. 24.

‘H. G. Wells in Nature’, nthposition,, October 2008 [review of H G Wells in Nature, 1893-1946, by John S. Partington, and Classics Illustrated edition of ‘The Invisible Man’, by H. G. Wells, Rick Geary (ed.)].  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘The Invisible Man of Science’, Fortean Times, No.242, November 2008, p. 59.

‘Science and Eccentricity: Collecting, Writing and Performing Science for Early Nineteenth-Century Audiences’ by Victoria Carroll, and ‘Immortal Longings: F W H Myers and the Victorian Search for Life After Death’ by Trevor Hamilton, Journal of Victorian Culture, 16:2, 2011, pp. 298-302.

D Fiction:

‘The Seance’, by John Harwood, nthposition,, May 2008 [novel review].

Lecture Reports

‘Anatomy of a Psychic Fraud’/’Cerdic the Saxon’, The Psi Researcher, No. 3, October 1991, pp. 16-17.

‘Psi in History’/’Fiction or Fact’, The Psi Researcher, No. 4, Winter 1992, pp. 17-19.

‘Philosophy, Parapsychology and Near-Death Experiences’/’Matthew Manning’s Automatic Drawings: An Appraisal’/’Chance’, The Psi Researcher, No. 5, Spring 1992, pp. 11-13.

‘Religious Experience and Brain Function’/’Beyond the Paranormal’, The Psi Researcher, No. 6, Summer 1992, pp. 16, 17.

‘Angels Among Us’, The Psi Researcher, No. 7, Autumn 1992, p. 12.

Bevan, Vicky and Tom Ruffles, ‘A Report on Study Day No. 52 – Spontaneous Cases: From Haunted Houses to Significant Incidents’, The Paranormal Review, No. 46, April 2008, pp. 26-29.

‘The 34th International Conference, Sheffield, 10-12 September 2010’, The Paranormal Review, No. 57, January 2011, pp. 16-21.

‘Study Day No. 65: Historical Aspects of Psychical Research and Its Links with Established Science’, The Paranormal Review, No. 67, July 2013, pp. 20-23.

Local paranormal group magazines

‘The Role of the Case Officer’/‘Local Ghosts’/’SPR Regional Study Day No. 2’, ESPRI (East Anglian Society for Paranormal Research and Investigation) Newsletter, Issue 01, Winter 1994. (included on 15 March 2010)

‘Editorial’/’Survival Pact Scheme’/‘A Simple Experiment’, However Improbable (magazine of the Anglia Paranormal Research Group), Issue 01, Spring 1996. (included on 14 February 2010)

‘Test Your Psychic Powers’ [review of Test Your Psychic Powers: Find Out the Truth for Yourself, by Susan Blackmore and Adam Hart-Davis]/’Black Dogs’, However Improbable, Issue 02, Spring/Summer 1996. (included on 14 February 2010)

‘The Supernatural A-Z’/’Are You Psychic?’ [reviews of The Supernatural A-Z: The Truth and the Lies, by James Randi, and Are You Psychic?: Tests & Games to Measure Your Powers, by Hans Eysenck and Carl Sargent]/’Black Dog Update’/’Coincidences’, However Improbable, Vol. 1, Issue 03, Autumn/Winter 1996. (included on 14 February 2010)

 ‘Editorial’/’The Enigma of Borley Rectory’, by Ivan Banks/‘Haunted Ely’, by Vivienne Graham and Margaret Haynes/’In Search of the Light: Adventures of a Parapsychologist’, by Susan J. Blackmore [book reviews]/‘Black Dogs (again!)’/‘Remote Viewing Competition’, However Improbable, Vol. 1, Issue 04, Winter 1996/Spring 1997. (included on 14 February 2010)

‘Materialisation: Fact or Fiction?’ [lecture report]/’Remote Viewing Experiment’/‘Deliverance: Psychic Disturbance and Occult Involvement’, by Michael Perry [book review]/‘From the Archives (No. 1)’, However Improbable, Vol. 2, Issue 01, Summer 1997. (included on 14 February 2010)

‘Guidelines for Extrasensory Perception’, by Julie Milton and Richard Wiseman/‘Adventures in Time: Encounters with the Past’, by Andrew MacKenzie [book reviews]/‘Putting the Chronic in Chronicles of the Paranormal’/‘Spirit Hands: A Request for Information’, However Improbable, Vol. 2, Issue 02, Autumn 1997. (included on 14 February 2010)

The Society for Psychical Research website

Zofia Weaver and Tom Ruffles, ‘Pictures from the Joint PA/SPR Conference, with photos by Barrie Colvin and Tom Ruffles’ [short illustrated 2008 conference report], posted September 2008.

‘Study Day No. 56, 25 April 2009: Report by Tom Ruffles. Photographs by Tom Ruffles and Barrie Colvin [short illustrated study day report], posted May 2009.

‘Hayton on Homicide’ [theatre review], posted July 2009. (included on 29 January 2010)

‘The Hidden Whisper’, by J. J. Lumsden [book review], posted September 2009.

‘Report on SPR Conference, September 2009’ [short illustrated conference report], posted October 2009.

‘Study Day 58: Poltergeist Outbreaks: Then and Now’ [illustrated study day report], posted November 2009.

‘Regional paranormal guides from Amberley Publishing’ [book review of Haunted Pubs of the South West, by Ian Addicoat, Paranormal Dorset, by Roger Guttridge, Paranormal Hertfordshire, by Damien O’Dell, Paranormal South Tyneside, by Michael J. Hallowell, Paranormal North East, by Darren W. Ritson], posted January 2010.

‘The Ghost Hunter’s Survival Guide: Protection Techniques for Encounters with The Paranormal’, by Michelle Belanger [book review], posted January 2010.

‘Something Unknown is Doing We Don’t Know What’, directed by Renée Scheltema [DVD review], posted February 2010.

‘A Beginner’s Guide to Paranormal Investigation’, by Mark Rosney, Bob Bethell, and Jebby Robinson [book review], posted March 2010.

‘Paranormal Brighton and Hove’, by Janet Cameron [book review], posted April 2010.

‘Supernatural North’, by Darren W. Ritson [book review], posted April 2010.

‘Erlendur Haraldsson to receive Myers Memorial Medal’ [unsigned news item], posted April 2010.

‘Study Day 59: Healers and Healing’ [illustrated study day report], posted April 2010.

‘Frederic Myers and the Perfect Case. Myers Memorial Lecture given by Professor Erlendur Haraldsson’ [lecture report], posted July 2010

‘Electricity of the Mind: The Anomalist 14’, by Ian Simmons (ed.) [book review], posted July 2010

‘Why Statues Weep: The Best of The Skeptic’, by Wendy M. Grossman and Christopher C. French (eds.) [book review], posted August 2010

‘Dowsing: The Ultimate Guide for the 21st Century’, by Elizabeth Brown [book review], posted September 2010.

‘Wake Up’, directed by Jonas Elrod and Chloe Crespi [DVD review], posted November 2010.

‘The Ghost Club – A History’, by Peter Underwood [book review], posted November 2010.

     and Zofia Weaver, ‘Report on SPR Conference, September 2010’ [conference report], posted November 2010.

‘Cambridge Ghosts’, by Robert Halliday and Alan Murdie [book review], posted November 2010.

‘Military Ghosts’, by Alan C. Wood [book review], posted December 2010.

‘The Jacobites and the Supernatural’, by Geoff Holder [book review], posted December 2010.

‘Spectres of the Self: Thinking about Ghosts and Ghost-Seeing in England, 1750–1920’, by Shane McCorristine [book review], posted December 2010.

ESPRIT: Men and Women of Parapsychology, Personal Reflections, Vol. 1’, by Rosemarie Pilkington (ed.) [book review], posted December 2010.

‘Haunted Gardens: An International Journey’, by Peter Underwood [book review], posted December 2010.

‘Paranormal Norfolk’, by Frank Meeres [book review], posted January 2011.

‘Randi's Prize: What Sceptics Say About the Paranormal, Why They Are Wrong, and Why It Matters’, by Robert McLuhan [book review], posted February 2011.

‘The Afterlife Investigations: Has Science Proved the Afterlife?’, directed by Tim Coleman [DVD review], posted February 2011.

‘Paranormal Oxford and Paranormal Forest of Dean’, by Ross Andrews [book review], posted April 2011.

‘The Lonely Sense: The Autobiography of a Psychic Detective’, by Robert Cracknell [book review], posted May 2011.

‘Beer and Spirits: A Guide to Haunted Pubs in the Black Country and Surrounding Area’, by David Taylor and Andrew Homer [book review], posted June 2011.

‘Ghosts Caught on Film 3: Photographs of the Supernatural’, by Gordon Rutter [book review], posted July 2011.

‘Between Two Worlds: The Diary of Winifred Coombe Tennant 1909 – 1924’, by Peter Lord [book review], posted August 2011.

‘Spirit Voices: The First Live Conversation Between Two Worlds’, by Mark L. Cowden [book review], posted August 2011.

‘The Victorian's Guide to Consciousness: Essays Marking the Centenary of William James (1842-1910)’, by Allan Combs (ed.) [journal review], posted August 2011.

‘Ghost Hunting: A Survivor’s Guide’, by John Fraser [book review], posted September 2011.

‘Paranormal Derbyshire and Haunted Pubs, Inns and Hotels of Derbyshire’, by Jill Armitage [book review], posted October 2011.

‘Shadows in the Nave: A Guide to the Haunted Churches of England’, by Paul Adams, Eddie Brazil and Peter Underwood [book review], posted October 2011.

‘Ghost Walks of Britain series’, by various authors [book review], posted October 2011.

‘Who’s There?: The True Story of a Leeds Haunting’, by Colette Shires [book review], posted November 2011.

‘Mediumistic Phenomena: Observed in a Series of Sessions with Eusapia Palladino’, by Filippo Bottazzi [book review], posted November 2011.

‘Haunted Visions: Spiritualism and American Art’, by Charles Colbert [book review], posted November 2011.

‘Stuart Cumberland: The Victorian Mind Reader’, by Todd Karr and Barry Wiley (eds.) [CD review], posted November 2011.

‘Pitmilly House: “Poltergeist Manor”’, by Lorn Macintyre [book review], originally posted December 2011, revised March 2012.  Reprinted in Psi Review, Issue 19, February 2016, pp. 18-22.

‘Welsh ghost guides’ [book reviews of Haunted Wales: A Guide to Welsh Ghostlore, by Richard Holland, Haunted Wales, by Peter Underwood, and More Anglesey Ghosts, by Bunty Austin], posted January 2012.

‘Ghost Hunting for Beginners’, by Rich Newman [book review], posted January 2012.

‘Consulting Spirit: A Doctor’s Experience with Practical Mediumship’, by Ian D. Rubenstein [book review], posted February 2012.

‘The Paranormal, Who believes, Why They Believe and Why it Matters’, by Erich Goode [book review], posted February 2012.

‘Haunted Dundee’, by Geoff Holder [book review], posted March 2012.

‘Tales of the Supernatural’ directed by Andrew Gray [DVD review], posted March 2012.

‘Dunninger: Airwave Mentalism’, by Todd Karr (ed.) [CD review], posted March 2012.

‘Transcending the Titanic: Beyond Death’s Door’, by Michael Tymn [book review], posted April 2012.

‘Telephone Calls from the Dead’, by Callum E. Cooper [book review], posted May 2012.

‘The Blue Ghost Tunnel: Making of a Legend’, by John Savoie [book review], posted May 2012.

‘Irish Ghosts: A Ghost Hunters’ Guide’, by Peter Underwood [book review], posted May 2012.

‘Ghost Taverns of the North East’, by Darren W. Ritson and Michael J. Hallowell [book review], posted June 2012.

‘Shadows in the Sky: The Haunted Airways of Britain’, by Neil Arnold [book review], posted July 2012.

‘Paranormal Cambridgeshire and Haunted Peterborough’ [book review of Paranormal Cambridgeshire, by Damien O'Dell, and Haunted Peterborough, by Stuart Orme], posted August 2012.

‘Muckraker: The Scandalous Life and Times of W T Stead, Britain’s First Investigative Journalist’, by W Sydney Robinson [book review], posted August 2012.

‘Witnesses to the Unsolved: Prominent Psychic Detectives and Mediums Explore our most Haunting Mysteries’, by Edward Olshaker [book review], posted September 2012.

‘Ghosts & Gallows, and Haunted Luton and Dunstable’, by Paul Adams [book review], posted October 2012.

‘The 100 Best British Ghost Stories’, by Gillian Bennett [book review], posted October 2012.

‘Tell My Mother I’m Not Dead’, by Trevor Hamilton [book review], posted October 2012.

‘Haunted Girl: Esther Cox & the Great Amherst Mystery’, by Laurie Glenn Norris with Barbara Thompson [book review], posted November 2012.

‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt: An Investigation of Spiritual Truths and Myths’, by Trevor Davey [book review], posted December 2012.

‘Mentoring the Near-Death Experience Survivor’, by Carolyn M. Matthews [book review], posted December 2012.

‘Paranormal Essex and Haunted Southend’ [reviews of Paranormal Essex, by David Scanlan and Paul Robins, and Haunted Southend, by Dee Gordon], posted December 2012.

‘”Fortune Telling” and Handcuff Secrets’ [reviews of Fortune Telling: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Judiciary of the Committee on the District of Columbia House of Representatives Sixty-Ninth Congress First Session on H.R. 8989, February 26, May 18, 20, and 21, 1926 (The “Houdini Hearings”), and Handcuff Secrets, by Harry Houdini], posted December 2012.

‘Haunted Hostelries of Shropshire’, by Andrew Homer [book review], posted January 2013.

‘Ghosts of York’, by Rob Kirkup [book review], posted January 2013.

‘Return Again: How to Do Your Own Past life Regression’, by Georgina Cannon [book review], posted February 2013.

‘Ghosts of Neath’, by Robert King [book review], posted February 2013.

‘Paranormal County Durham and Haunted Carlisle’, by Darren W. Ritson [book review], posted February 2013.

‘A Beginner’s Guide to Paranormal Investigation – reissue’, by Mark Rosney, Bob Bethell, and Jebby Robinson [book review], posted February 2013.

‘Haunted Lambeth’, by James Clark [book review], posted March 2013.

‘More regional paranormal guides from Amberley Publishing’ [book review of Paranormal Anglesey, by Bunty Austin, Paranormal Bath, by Malcolm Cadey, Paranormal Eastbourne, by Janet Cameron, Paranormal Leicester, by Stephen Butt, Paranormal Surrey, by Marq English, Haunted Wiltshire, by Sonia Smith], posted April 2013.

‘Extreme Hauntings: Britain’s Most Terrifying Ghosts’, by Paul Adams and Eddie Brazil [book review], posted April 2013.

‘Poltergeist over Scotland’, by Geoff Holder [book review], posted April 2013.

‘Men and Women of Parapsychology: Personal Reflections, Esprit Volume 2’, by Rosemarie Pilkington [book review], posted May 2013.

‘Hallucinations’, by Oliver Sacks [book review], posted June 2013.

‘Evenings at Home in Spiritual Séance: Second Series’, by Georgiana Houghton [book review of 2013 (revised 2014) edition], posted July 2013.

‘Shadows on the Sea: The Maritime Mysteries of Britain’, by Neil Arnold [book review], posted July 2013.

‘The Life After Death Project (DVD)’, by Paul Davids [DVD review], posted July 2013.

‘Paranormal Purbeck: A Study of the Unexplained’, by David Leadbetter [book review], posted August 2013.

‘Spooky Staffs: Paranormal Staffordshire and Haunted Staffordshire’, by Anthony Poulton-Smith and Philip Solomon [book review], posted October 2013.

‘Ghosts on the Underground: A Documentary that Reveals Just How Haunted the Tube Really Is’, directed by Joe Kane [DVD review], posted November 2013.

‘The Poltergeist Prince of London: The Remarkable True Story of the Battersea Poltergeist’, by Shirley Hitchings and James Clark [book review], posted December 2013.

‘Things You Can Do When You’re Dead!: True Accounts of After Death Communication’, by Tricia J. Robertson [book review], posted December 2013.

‘Psi Wars: TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet’, by Craig Weiler [book review], posted July 2014.

‘Dead Men Talking: Afterlife Communication from World War I’, by Michael Tymn [book review], posted August 2014.

‘Bewilderments of Vision: Hallucination and Literature, 1880-1914’, by Oliver Tearle [book review], posted September 2014.

‘Stephen Braude to receive the SPR’s Myers Memorial Medal’ [unsigned news item], posted September 2014.

‘Paranormal Guides from Amberley Publishing’ [book review of Ghosts of Edinburgh, by Rob Kirkup, Paranormal Merseyside, by S. D. Tucker, Supernatural Wales, by Alvin Nicholas, Paranormal Devon, by Daniel Codd], posted October 2014.

‘Paranormal Review Special Report on Preserving the Collections of Parapsychology’ [unsigned news item], posted October 2014.

‘Natural and Supernatural: A History of the Paranormal from Earliest Times to 1914’, by Brian Inglis [book review], posted November 2014.

‘Haunted Farnham and The Little Book of Ghosts’ [book review of Haunted Farnham, by Peter Underwood, and The Little Book of Ghosts, by Paul Adams], posted November 2014.

‘Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife’, by Greg Taylor [book review], posted December 2014.

‘The Everyday Psychic: A Practical Guide to Activating Your Psychic Gifts’, by Karen Harrison [book review], posted December 2014.

‘Why Science is Wrong … About Almost Everything’, by Alex Tsakiris [book review], posted January 2015.

‘Physical Séance Room Recollections: Compilation Album No. 1 (2014)’, by Stewart Alexander (ed.) [CD review], posted February 2015.

‘Astral Intimacy: Fifty Spirits Speak About Life, Love, and Sex After Death’, by Miles Edward Allen [book review], posted March 2015.

‘Opening Heaven’s Door: What the Dying Tell Us About Where They’re Going’, by Patricia Pearson [book review], posted March 2015.

‘Strange Stories from a Lancashire Village’, by Chris Aspin [booklet review], posted April 2015.

‘Other Realities?: The Enigma of Franek Kluski’s Mediumship’, by Zofia Weaver [book review], posted May 2015.

‘Hereafter: 12 Accounts of Personal Experiences from the World Beyond’, by Beatrice Brunner [book review], posted May 2015.

‘Wax Spirit Moulds’, by Paul J. Gaunt [booklet review], posted May 2015.  Reprinted in Psypioneer Journal, Vol. 11, Nos. 06/7, June/July 2015, pp. 179-80.

‘Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife’, by Eben Alexander [book review], posted July 2015, updated 8 July 2017.

‘Mrs Guppy Takes A Flight: A Scandal of Victorian Spiritualism’, by Molly Whittington-Egan [book review], posted October 2015.

‘If the Spirit Moves You: Life and Love After Death’, by Justine Picardie [book review], posted October 2015.

‘No Better Place: Arthur Conan Doyle, Windlesham and Communication with the Other Side (1907-1930)’, by Alistair Duncan [book review], posted November 2015.

‘God’s Magic: An Aspect of Spiritualism’, by Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding [book review], posted November 2015.

‘Fringe-ology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable – and Couldn't, by Steve Volk [book review], posted December 2015.

‘Spooky Science: Debunking the Pseudoscience of the Afterlife’, by John Grant [book review], posted February 2016.

‘Glimpses of Eternity: An Investigation into Shared Death Experiences’, by Raymond Moody, with Paul Perry [book review], posted March 2016.

‘The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World’, by David Jaher [book review], posted April 2016.

‘The Mammoth Mountain Poltergeist’, by Jenny Ashford and Tom Ross [book review], posted April 2016.

‘Ghostology: The Art of the Ghost Hunter’, by Steven T. Parsons [book review], posted April 2016.

‘The SPR in the Journal of the London Institute of ’Pataphysics’ [news item], posted May 2016.

‘True Stories of Our Local Ghosts’, by Chris Aspin [booklet review], posted May 2016.

‘Conan Doyle and the Mysterious World of Light: 1887-1920’, by Matt Wingett [book review], posted June 2016.

‘Ghost Hunting, A Practical Guide: The New Edition’, by Andrew Green and Alan Murdie (ed.) [book review], posted August 2016.

‘Portraits from Beyond: The Mediumship of the Bangs Sisters’, by N. Riley Heagerty [book review],, posted 20 December 2016.

‘True Ghosts and Ghouls of Windsor & Eton’, by Brian Langston [book review],, posted 29 December 2016.

‘Strange, but True: More Stories of Curious Encounters’, by Chris Aspin [booklet review],, posted 11 February 2017.

‘Eusapia Paladino: Materialisations and Intellergetic Phenomena in Physical Mediumship’, by Scott Dickerson [book review],

‘I Saw A Light and Came Here: Children's Experiences of Reincarnation’, by Erlendur Haraldsson and James G. Matlock [book review],, posted 25 April 2017.

‘The Mysterious Paths of Versailles: An Investigation of a Psychical Journey Back in Time’, by Mark Lamont [book review],, posted 28 May 2017.

‘The Enigma of Rosalie: Harry Price’s Paranormal Mystery Revisited, by Paul Adams’ [book review],, posted 27 July 2017.

‘The Unseen Hand: A New Exploration of Poltergeist Phenomena, by Jenny Ashford’ [book review],, posted 4 August 2017.

‘Gef! The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose, by Christopher Josiffe’ [book review],, posted 11 September 2017.

‘Divine Intervention, by Raymond J H Spencer’ [book review],, posted 22 September 2017.

‘Homo Sovieticus: Brain Waves, Mind Control, and Telepathic Destiny, by Wladimir Velminski’ [book review],, posted 2 October 2017.

‘Tony Pritchett’ [brief appreciation],, posted 14 October 2017.

‘Angelos Tanagras – My Memoirs: A Collection of Short Stories, by Fotini Pallikari’ [book review],, posted 7 January 2018.

‘New editor for JSPR’ [news item],, posted 15 January 2018.  Reprinted in edited form in Paranormal Review, No. 85, Winter 2018, p. 6 (uncredited).

‘The Survival of the Soul and its Evolution after Death, by Pierre-Émile Cornillier’ [book review],, posted 30 March 2018.

Book reviews on The Joy of Mere Words

‘Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, by Kurt Vonnegut’,, posted 4 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 25 November 2012.

‘Selected Stories, by Alice Munro’,, posted 4 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 17 December 2012.

‘Stories: All-New Tales, by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio (eds.)’,, posted 5 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 26 December 2012.

‘Dark Matter: A Ghost Story, by Michelle Paver’,, posted 5 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 2 January 2013.

‘North, by Seamus Heaney’,, posted 10 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 10 January 2013.

‘Maximum Bob, by Elmore Leonard’,, posted 10 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 14 January 2013.

‘Poems, by Brian Jones’,, posted 14 April 2013 first posted on Goodreads website, 16 January 2013.

‘The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps, by Michael Faber’,, posted 14 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 17 January 2013.

‘Ariel, by Sylvia Plath’,, posted 14 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 21 January 2013.

‘Poems on the Underground, Illustrated Edition, by Gerard Benson, Judith Chernaik and Cicely Herbert (eds.)’,, posted 15 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 4 February 2013.

‘The Penguin Book of Horror Stories, by J. A. Cuddon (ed.)’,, posted 15 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 26 February 2013.

‘Sweet Poison and Bones of the Buried, by David Roberts’,, posted 15 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 6 March 2013.

‘Thomas Kuhn and the Science Wars, by Ziauddin Sardar’,, posted 15 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 12 March 2013.

‘Kill Kill Faster Faster, by Joel Rose’,, posted 15 April 2013, first posted on Goodreads website, 20 March 2013.

‘The Journal of Dora Damage, by Belinda Starling’,, posted 15 April 2013.

‘The Ode Less travelled, by Stephen Fry’,, posted 19 April 2013.

‘Bloodline, by Kate Cary’,, posted 21 April 2013.

‘The Holmes Affair, by Graham Moore’,, posted 26 April 2013.

‘The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack, by Mark Hodder’,, posted 10 May 2013.

‘Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings, by Linda Anderson (ed.)’,, posted 15 May 2013.

‘The Mist in the Mirror, by Susan Hill’,, posted 20 May 2013.

‘If I Die in a Combat Zone, by Tim O’Brien’,, posted 27 May 2013.

‘The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker’,, posted 4 June 2013.

‘Picture, by Lillian Ross’,, posted 31 July 2013.

‘The Remarkable Life of John Murray Spear, Agitator for the Spirit Land, by John Benedict Buescher’,, posted 26 August 2013.

‘Touching the Rainbow, by Paul Jones’,, posted 27 March 2014.

‘Germinal, by Émile Zola’,, posted 7 June 2014.

‘A Night on the Moor & Other Tales of Dread, by R. Murray Gilchrist’,, posted 18 June 2014.

‘IGPP Biennial Report 2012-2013’ [Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene],, posted 19 June 2014.

‘White Butterfly, by Walter Mosley’,, posted 18 July 2014.

‘The Customer’s Always Wrong: Stupid Things Shoppers Say, by Geoff Tibballs’,, posted 31 July 2014.

‘Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry, by Santo Cilauro et al’,, posted 7 August 2014.

‘Illustrated True Crime: A Photographic Record, by Colin Wilson and Damon Wilson’,, posted 13 August 2014.

‘The Small Hand: A Ghost Story, by Susan Hill’,, posted 18 August 2014.

‘Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen’,, posted 24August 2014.

‘Garden Mania, by Philip de Bay and James Bolton’,, posted 26 August 2014.

‘Three novels by Leonardo Sciascia’ [The Day of the Owl; To Each His Own; Equal Danger],, posted 28 August 2014.

‘First Blitz, by Neil Hanson’,, posted 10 September 2014.

‘Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad’,, posted 17 September 2014.

‘Ash, by James Herbert’,, posted 22 September 2014.

‘The Devotion of Suspect X, by Keigo Higashino’,, posted 26 September 2014.

‘Maître Mussard’s Bequest, by Patrick Süskind’,, posted 1 October 2014.

‘Dracula, by Bram Stoker’,, posted 13 October 2014.

‘Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, by Karl Marlantes’,, posted 19 October 2014.

‘The Psychopath Test’, by Jon Ronson’,, posted 4 November 2014.

‘Hammett Unwritten: A Novel, by Owen Fitzstephen’ [Gordon McAlpine],, posted 18 November 2014.

‘The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters’,, posted 24 November 2014.

‘The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics, by David Kendall (ed.)’,, posted 6 December 2014.

‘HHhH, by Laurent Binet’,, posted 12 December 2014, updated 23 August 2017.

‘On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King’,, posted 31 December 2014.

‘Reputation for a Song, by Edward Grierson’,, posted 4 January 2015.

‘The Haunting, by Alan Titchmarsh’,, posted 9 January 2015.

‘Ashenden, by W. Somerset Maugham’,, posted 17 January 2015.

‘Seven Hundred Penguins, by Penguin Books’,, posted 3 February 2015.

‘Winterreise, by Luc Delahaye’,, posted 16 February 2015.

‘Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die, by Alex Werner (ed.)’,, posted 19 February 2015.

‘Heidegger and the Nazis, by Jeff Collins’,, posted 23 February 2015.

‘Demon Street: The True Story of a Very Haunted House, by David Rountree and Robbie Lunt’,, posted 26 February 2015.

‘A Month in the Country, by J L Carr’,, posted 18 March 2015.

‘The Case of the General’s Thumb, by Andrey Kurkov’,, posted 23 March 2015.

‘The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michel Faber’,, posted 27 March 2015.

‘The Strain, by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’,, posted 29 March 2015.

‘Before I Go to Sleep, by S. J. Watson’,, posted 6 April 2015.

‘Zom-B, by Darren Shan’,, posted 8 April 2015.

‘All Quiet on the Home Front: An Oral History of Life in Britain During the First World War, by Richard van Emden and Steve Humphries’,, posted 13 April 2015.

‘The Ministry of Fear, by Graham Greene’,, posted 20 April 2015.

‘Victorian and Edwardian Children from Old Photographs, by A.J. and D. K. Pierce’,, posted 30 April 2015.

‘Two Dark Horse Graphic Novels’ [Kickback, by David Lloyd and Channel Zero: The Complete Collection, by Brian Wood],, posted 4 May 2015.

‘The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski’,, posted 22 May 2015.

‘The Outward Urge, by John Wyndham and Lucas Parkes’,, posted 27 May 2015.

‘Silences from the Spanish Civil War, by Jane Duran’,, posted 1 June 2015.

‘The Dead Lands, by Benjamin Percy’,, posted 4 June 2015.

‘The Realm of Ghosts, by Eric Maple’,, posted 11 June 2015.

‘Rodney Stone, by Arthur Conan Doyle’,, posted 16 June 2015.

‘The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales, by Kate Mosse’,, posted 22 June 2015.

‘Between Now and When: How My Death Made My Life Worth Living, a True Story, by Richard House’,, posted 1 July 2015.

‘Materialized Apparitions: If Not Beings From Another Life, What Are They?, by E. A. Brackett’,, posted 8 July 2015.

‘Under the Dome, by Stephen King,, posted 13 July 2015.

‘Dating Nineteenth Century Photographs, by Robert Pols’,, posted17 July 2015.

‘Doctor Syn: A Smuggler Tale of Romney Marsh, by Russell Thorndyke’,, posted 23 July 2015.

‘where river meets ocean, by Devorah Major’,, posted 29 July 2015.

‘Life after Death: A Daily Sketch Investigation, by Neville Randall’,, posted 10 August 2015.

‘Lady Audley’s Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon’,, posted 14 August 2015.

‘Douglas Blackburn (1857-1929)’ [Blackburn bibliography; Prinsloo of Prinsloosdorp: A Tale of Transvaal Officialdom; ‘The Bottom Boy’],, posted 25 August 2015, updated 28 July 2017, 1 August 2017.

‘Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton: An Autobiography, by J G Ballard’,, posted 2 September 2015.

‘Uncanny Stories, by May Sinclair’,, posted 14 September 2015.

‘Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, by Jon Ronson’,, posted 21 September 2015.

‘Spontaneous Human Combustion, by Nigel Watson’,, posted 24 September 2015.

‘A Legacy, by Sybille Bedford’,, posted 2 October 2015.

‘Flamingo, by Robert Frank’,, posted 21 October 2015.

‘The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes, by June Thomson’,, posted 2 November 2015.

‘The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov’,, posted 10 November 2015.

‘Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks, by Alan Moore et al’,, posted 18 November 2015.

‘Busy Foot Bingtoot and the Maladies, by Tom Ruffles’,, posted 28 November 2015.

‘Blockade Diary, by Lidiya Ginzburg’,, posted 21 December 2015.

‘The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers in The Idiots Abroad, by Gilbert Shelton and Paul Mavrides’,, posted 2 January 2016.

‘Giacometti Smith, by Pilar Ordovas (ed.)’,, posted 6 January 2016.

‘Photojournalism, by the Editors of Time-Life Books’,, posted 25 January 2016.

‘Martin Chuzzlewit, by Charles Dickens’,, posted 8 February 2016.

‘Three detective novels by James Anderson’ [The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy; The Affair of the Mutilated Mink; The Affair of the Thirty-Nine Cufflinks],, posted 19 February 2016.

‘The Night Country, by Stewart O’Nan’,, posted 1 March 2016.

‘The Naked Pioneer Girl, by Mikhail Kononov’,, posted 7 March 2016.

‘The House on Cold Hill, by Peter James’,, posted 17 March 2016.

‘Golden Age Detective Stories, by Marie Smith (ed.)’,, posted 23 March 2016.

‘Out, by Natsuo Kirino’,, posted 1 April 2016.

‘The Sister Pelagia mysteries, by Boris Akunin’ [Pelagia and the White Bulldog, Pelagia and the Black Monk, Pelagia and the Red Rooster],, posted 5 May 2016.

‘Twidders, by Anita Holmes’,, posted 12 May 2016.

‘Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady, by Kate Summerscale’,, posted 15 June 2016.

‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson’,, posted 22 June 2016.

‘The Alcoholics, by Jim Thompson’,, posted 28 June 2016.

‘Four photography books’ [Photography: A Crash Course, by Dave Yorath (2000); Digital Photography: An Introduction, by Tom Ang (2003); Hands-On Digital Photography: A Step-by-Step Course in Camera Controls, Software Techniques, and Successful Imaging, by George Schaub (2007); The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos, by Michael Freeman (2007)],, posted 12 July 2016.

‘The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel, by Felicitas D Goodman’,, posted 16 July 2016.

‘Britain at War: Unseen Archives, by Maureen Hill’,, posted 26 July 2016.

‘Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov’,, posted 27 July 2016.

‘Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant (eds)’,, posted 3 August 2016.

‘Murder in the Midlands: Notable Trials of the Nineteenth Century, by J. P. Lethbridge’,, posted 19 August 2016.

‘World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks’,, posted 25 August 2016.

‘On this Site: Landscape in Memoriam, by Joel Sternfeld’,, posted 12 September 2016.

‘The Afterlife Unveiled: What “The Dead” Tell Us About Their World, by Stafford Betty’,, posted 14 September 2016.

‘Various novels by Georges Simenon’ [The Carter of La Providence; A Man’s Head; The Bar on the Seine; My Friend Maigret; Maigret’s Memoirs; Inquest on Bouvet; The Man on the Boulevard; Maigret and the Burglar’s Wife; Account Unsettled; Maigret’s Revolver; Maigret and the Headless Corpse; Maigret and the Saturday Caller],, posted 15 September 2016, updated 22 December 2016, 28 March 2017, 18 August 2017, 15 November 2017, 19 December 2017.

‘Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa, by Alex Kershaw’,, posted 20 September 2016.

‘The Lincoln Hunters, by Wilson Tucker’,, posted 22 September 2016.

‘Border and Bastille, by George Alfred Lawrence’,, posted 28 September 2016.

‘Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings, by Simon Grant, Lars Bang Larsen and Marco Pasi’,, posted 7 October 2016.

‘Cuba Libre, by Elmore Leonard’,, posted 11 October 2016.

‘A Ghost’s Story, by Lorna Gibb’,, posted 24 October 2016.

‘Notes for Investigators of Spontaneous Cases, by A. D. Cornell and Alan Gauld’,, posted 30 October 2016.

‘A Case to Answer, by Edgar Lustgarten’,, posted 2 November 2016.

‘The Fascination of Evil, by Florian Zeller’,, posted 8 November 2016.

‘Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography, by Vicki Goldberg’,, posted 25 November 2016.

‘Venus in Furs, by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’,, posted 28 November 2016.

‘Three books on the Lockhart elephants’ [Grey Titan: The Book of Elephants, by George Lockhart and W G Bosworth; Elephants in Royal Leamington Spa, by Janet Storrie; The Legend of Salt and Sauce: The Amazing Story of Britain’s Most Famous Elephants, by Jamie Clubb with Jim Clubb],, posted 12 December 2016.

‘Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland, by Olive Schreiner’,, posted 27 December 2016.

‘The Great Time Machine Hoax, by Keith Laumer’,, posted 3 January 2017.

‘Fishermen & Kings: The Photography of Olive Edis, by Alistair Murphy and Elizabeth Elmore’,, posted 4 January 2017.

‘The Life and Lore of the Elephant, by Robert Delort’,, posted 10 January 2017.

‘Inside the Head of Bruno Schulz, by Maxim Biller’,, posted 10 January 2017.

‘Medical Meddlers, Mediums and Magicians: The Victorian Age of Credulity, by Keith Souter’,, posted 16 January 2017.

‘Encountering Infinity, by Konrad Götz’,, posted 19 January 2017.

‘The Victor Legris Mysteries #1 and #2, by Claude Izner’ [Murder on the Eiffel Tower, The Père-Lachaise Mystery]:, posted 24 January 2017.

‘Old Souls: The Scientific Evidence for Past Lives, by Tom Shroder’,, posted 25 January 2017.

‘The Singing Sands, by Josephine Tey’,, posted 26 January 2017.

‘The Coral Thief, by Rebecca Stott’,, posted 30 January 2017.

‘Underwater Dogs, by Seth Casteel’,, posted 1 February 2017.

‘The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer, by Louis Kaplan’,, posted 10 February 2017.

‘Adventures in Immortality, by George Gallup Jr with William Proctor’,, posted 20 February 2017.

‘Two booklets on St. Ann’s Well, Hove [The Legend of St. Ann’s Well, by G. Albert Smith, The Story of St. Ann’s Well, by Neil Doyle],, posted 24 February 2017.

‘Drawing Parallels: Architecture Observed, by Quintin Lake’,, posted 2 March 2017.

‘In Search of the Dead, by Jeffrey Iverson’,, posted 3 March 2017.

‘Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness, by Jon Ronson’,, posted 10 March 2017.

‘Sherlock Holmes and the Ghost in the London Athenaeum, by Jack Zonneveld’,, posted 21 march 2017.

‘100 Years of Spirit Photography, by Tom Patterson’,, posted 21 March 2017.

‘Photographic surveys of British history’ [Times Gone By: A Photographic Record of Great Britain 1856-1956, by John Gaisford (ed.) (1977); Looking Back at Britain: Peace and Prosperity, 1860s, by Brian Moynahan (2009)],, posted 28 March 2017.

‘The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex, by Owen Chase’,, posted 6 April 2017.

‘Love Lies Bleeding, by Edmund Crispin’,, posted 24 April 2017.

‘Books on the Terracotta Warriors’ [The Terracotta Warriors, by Jane Portal (2007); The Subterranean Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang: The Eighth Wonder of the World, by Wu Xiacong (2005); The First Emperor’s Warriors, by Arthur Cotterell (1987)],, posted 4 May 2017.

‘The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot’,, posted 9 May 2017.

‘The Cowslip and The Daisy, by Elizabeth Turner’,, posted 17 May 2017.

‘Scarface, by Armitage Trail’,, posted 18 May 2017.

‘The Dead Man’s Message: An Occult Romance, by Florence Marryat’,, posted 18 May 2017.

‘’Orrible Murder: Victorian Crime and Passion, by Leonard de Vries (ed.)’,, posted 30 May 2017.

‘California and the Golden Gate Bridge in photographs’ [California Then and Now: People and Places, by Karl Mondon (and others) (2013); Building the Golden Gate Bridge: Courage – Ingenuity – Vision, by Susan Tasaki (ed.) (2012)],, posted 2 June 2017.

‘The Cobb Book, by Ron Cobb’,, posted 13 June 2017.

‘Trotsky for Beginners, by Tariq Ali and Phil Evans’,, posted 22 June 2017.

‘Death and Mary Dazill, by Mary Fitt’,, posted 29 June 2017.

‘Grotesque, by Natuso Kirino’, posted 5 July 2017.

‘Thank You, Mr. Moto, by John P Marquand’,, posted 7 July 2017.

‘Children’s books repurposed’ [Five Go on a Strategy Away Day, by Bruno Vincent; How it Works: The Husband, by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris; The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse, by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris; Five Go Gluten Free, by Bruno Vincent; The Ladybird Book of the Hipster, by Joel Morris and, Jason Hazeley],, posted 4 August 2017, updated 18 December 2017, 14 May 2018.

‘The Librarian, by Mikhail Elizarov’,, posted 17 August 2017.

‘Stalin’s Nemesis: The Exile and Murder of Leon Trotsky, by Bertrand M Patenaude’,, posted 21 August 2017.

‘Who Killed Charmian Karslake?, by Annie Haynes’,, posted 23 August 2017.

‘Native American Portraits 1862-1918, by Nancy Hathaway’,, posted 25 August 2017.

‘Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death, by Deborah Blum’,, posted 31 August 2017, first posted on nthposition website, May 2007.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘It’s a Matter of Life and Death’, Fortean Times, No.223, June 2007, p. 59.

‘Technologies of Magic: A Cultural Study of Ghosts, Machines and the Uncanny, by John Potts and Edward Scheer (eds.)’,, posted 1 September 2017, first posted on nthposition website, June 2007.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘Shazzam!’, Fortean Times, No. 226, August 2007, p. 63.

‘Early Flying Machines, by Henry Dale’,, posted 5 September 2017.

‘Conan Doyle: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes, by Andrew Lycett’,, posted 5 September 2017, first posted on nthposition website, December 2007.  Reprinted in shorter form as ‘The Campaigning Celeb’, Fortean Times, No..231, January 2008, p. 61.

‘Lotte in Weimar, by Thomas Mann’,, posted 14 September 2017.

‘The Chinese Orange Mystery, by Ellery Queen’,, posted 15 September 2017.

‘First Love, by Ivan Turgenev’,, posted 22 September 2017.

‘The World of Tim Frazer, by Francis Durbridge’,, posted 3 October 2017.

‘Bad Blood, by Lorna Sage’,, posted 7 October 2017.

‘Full Moon, by Michael Light’,, posted 10 October 2017.

‘The Lodger, by Marie Belloc Lowndes’,, posted 18 October 2017.

‘The Secret Service: Kingsman, by Mark Millar et al’,, posted 26 October 2017.

‘The Golovlyov Family, by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin’,, posted 7 November 2017.

‘A Dreadful Murder, by Minette Walters’,, posted 3 December 2017.

‘Action Comics #1’,, posted 4 December 2017.

‘The Piccadilly Murder, by Anthony Berkeley’,, posted 8 December 2017.

‘Fighter Pilot: A Personal Record of the Campaign in France 1939-1940, by Paul Richey’,, posted 12 December 2017.

‘Aircrew: The Story of the Men Who Flew the Bombers, by Bruce Lewis’,, posted 29 December 2017.

‘The Whippingham Papers’,, posted 5 January 2018.

‘32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics, by Adrian Tomine’,, posted 9 January 2018.

‘Survival: A Reconsideration, by E. Garth Moore’,, posted 19 January 2018.

‘How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs if You Ever Want to Get Published, by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman’,, posted 23 January 2018.

‘The Twenty-Year Death, by Ariel S. Winter’,, posted 26 January 2018.

‘Chronicles of the Secret Service, by Alexander Wilson’,, posted 5 February 2018.

‘Crossfire, by Miyuki Miyabe’,, posted 20 February 2018.

‘The Lakeland Pedlar: Period Photographs and Poems, by Irvine Hunt’,, posted 24 February 2018.

‘The Grand Babylon Hotel, by Arnold Bennett’,, posted 9 March 2018.

‘How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, by Matthew Inman’,, posted 12 March 2018.

‘Mrs Maybrick, by Victoria Blake’,, posted 12 March 2018.

‘X (3-in-1 edition) Volume 1, by CLAMP’,, posted 25 March 2018.

‘Books on the murals of Northern Ireland/North of Ireland’ [The Belfast Mural Guide, by Rab Kerr; Drawing Support: Murals in the North of Ireland, by Bill Rolston; Drawing Support 2: Murals of War and Peace, by Bill Rolston],, posted 26 March 2018.

‘King Blood, by Jim Thompson’,, posted 2 April 2018.

‘A Journey in Egypt, by David Roberts’,, posted 9 April 2018.

‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by Jules Verne’,, posted 15 April 2018.

‘Turn on the Heat, by Erle Stanley Gardner’,, posted 16 April 2018.

‘Egypt, by Keiichi Tahara’,, posted 30 April 2018.

‘Haiku: An Anthology of Japanese Poems, by Stephen Addiss, Fumiko Yamamoto and Akira Yamamoto (eds)’,, posted 30 April 2018.

‘What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-33, by Joseph Roth’,, posted 1 May 2018.

‘The Battle of Britain: Dowding and the First Victory, 1940, by John Ray’,, posted 8 May 2018.

‘Blood on the Mink, by Robert Silverberg’,, posted 9 May 2018.

‘Fruits of the Earth, by André Gide’,, posted 14 May 2018.

‘Reaktionen: Eine Retrospektive von Fotografischen Schwarzweissarbeiten 1950-1991, by Erich Kees’,, posted 29 May 2018.

‘A Jazz Pictorial, by Brian Foskett’,, posted 3 June 2018.

‘Zoo, by Britta Jaschinski’,, posted 3 June 2018.

‘Quarry’s Climax, by Max Allan Collins’,, posted 6 June 2018.

‘The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas’,, posted 9 June 2018.

‘An English Murder, by Cyril Hare’,, posted 10 June 2018.

‘Survival?: Death as a Transition, by David Lorimer’,, posted 11 June 2018.

Romanian Notebook

[This blog contains notes on my miscellaneous reading and viewing about Romania.  Only more significant items are recorded here.]

‘The Lucky Mill, by Ioan Slavici’,, posted 7 May 2018, first posted on the Joy of Mere Words, 14 November, 2017 [fiction].

‘Along The Enchanted Way: A Romanian Story, by William Blacker’,, posted 7 May 2018, first posted on The Joy of Mere Words, 21 February 2018 [non-fiction].

‘Wild Carpathia’,, posted 15 May 2018 [documentary film].

‘The “Haunted” Hoia-Baciu forest, Transylvania’,, posted 28 May 2018 [article].

‘Romania in Bulgaria’,, posted 30 May 2018 [article].

‘Independența României (1912)’,, posted 8 June 2018 [film].

Film reviews for the Cambridge Film Festival 2003 website (included on 14 January 2010)

‘Goodbye Lenin’, ‘Extrano’, ‘Chronicle of the Years of Fire’, ‘Dennis Hopper (Create or Die)’, ‘Battle for Our Soviet Ukraine’/‘Victory on the Right Bank’, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, ‘Petite Coupures’, Aerograd, ‘Ivan’, ‘Farewell America’, ‘Zvenigora’, ‘Arsenal’, ‘Ma Vie’, ‘Blindspot’, ‘Buffalo Soldiers’, ‘Love Berry’, ‘Diplomatic Pouch’, Victoria Guerin’.

Film reviews on LoveFilm website (included on 2 March 2010)

‘The Lodger – A Story of The London Fog’ (posted 6 September 2006); ‘Mouchette’ (posted 2 October 2006); ‘It’s a Grand Life’ (posted 21 February 2008); ‘Yella’ (posted 21 February 2008); ‘Russian Ark’ (posted 13 August 2009).


‘Win a Corn Circle’, Magonia, No. 39, April 1991, p. 24. (included on 9 March 2010)

‘The Forever Project’, Fortean Times, No. 293, October 2012, p. 8 (John Templeton Foundation $5 million award).

‘Group Photograph Taken at Terling Place’, The Paranormal Review, No. 67, July 2013, pp. 23-4.

‘Report of the Library Committee’, Annual Report and Statement of Accounts of the Society for Psychical Research, 1 October 2015-30 September 2016, p. 6 [published April 2017].

‘Report of the Library Committee’, Annual Report and Statement of Accounts of the Society for Psychical Research, 1 October 2016-30 September 2017, p. 7 [published April 2018].

Previously unpublished items posted on

‘Ghostwalk’, by Rebecca Stott [novel review], posted 10 January 2010

‘St. Francisville Experiment’, directed by Ted Nicolaou [film review], posted 11 January 2010

‘Skepticism – 1895 Style’ [short article], posted 5 February 2010

‘An Evening of Clairvoyance in Peckham’ [short article], posted 5 February 2010

‘Models of the Mind’ [lecture report], posted 5 February 2010

‘Group Polarisation and UFOs [article], posted 8 February 2010

‘However Improbable Vol. 2 Issue 3’, ‘Editorial’/’From the Archives: No. 2’/Reviews of  The True History of Pepper’s Ghost: A reprint of the 1890 edition of A True History of The Ghost and All About Metempsychosis, by John Henry Pepper/Cinematic Hauntings, by Gary J. And Susan Svehla (eds.)/ The Mind of Edmund Gurney, by Gordon Epperson/Hamlyn History: Supernatural, by Karen Farrington [magazine contributions], posted 14 February 2010

‘The Scole Experiment’, by Grant and Jane Solomon [book review], posted 15 February 2010

‘Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser’, directed by Tim Doiron and April Mullen [film review], posted 4 March 2010

‘Study Day Talk – Spontaneous Experiences: Vital Data or Pointless Anecdotes?’ [text of talk], posted 19 March 2010

‘Weighing the Soul – Comments on “Body and Soul”, by Paul Chambers’ [criticisms of Fortean Times article], posted 29 April 2010

‘Tony Cornell and the Cambridge Cinema Ghost Experiment’ [short article], posted 15 May 2010, updated 13 September 2010.

‘Tales of Terror – A Review’ [theatre review], posted 4 June 2010

‘Tony Cornell: An Appreciation’ [reminiscences], posted 21 June 2010.

‘This Life, Next Life: Evidence for the Afterlife’, directed by Keith Parsons [DVD review], posted 30 July 2010, updated 21 June 2015, 25 August 2015.

‘Jack the Ripper: The Casebook – A review’, by Richard Jones [book review], posted 7 September 2010.

‘Eleanor Sidgwick and her Doctorates’ [article], posted 12 October 2010.

‘Hiding the Elephant – A review’, by Jim Steinmeyer [book review], posted 16 November 2010.

‘From Magic Lantern to Movies: The Optical Magic Lantern Journal 1889 – 1903 – A review’ [review of digitised magazine collection], posted 11 December 2010.

‘This Record is not to be Broadcast – A review’ [CD review], posted 21 January 2011.

‘Hereafter – A review’, directed by Clint Eastwood [film review], posted 7 February 2011.

‘Visions of Bowmen and Angels: Mons 1914’, by Kevin McClure [book review], posted 31 March 2011.

‘The Haunting of Willington Mill – A review, by Michael J. Hallowell and Darren W. Ritson [book review], posted 4 May 2011.

‘Laura Smith, Film Pioneer’ [short article], posted 9 June 2011.

‘Memories of the Harry Price Library’ [short article], posted 20 June 2011.

‘The Martyrs’ House, Walsingham, Norfolk’ [report], posted 30 August 2011.

‘Real Dracula’ [theatre review], posted 21 September 2011.

‘The Scole Report 2011 Reissue’ [article], posted 22 October 2011.

‘The Awakening: A solid ghost story’, directed by Nick Murphy [film review], posted 20 November 2011.

‘The Cambridge Curry Club: Rather bland’, by Saumya Balsari [book review], posted 24 November 2011.

‘The Rabbi’s Spell: A Russo-Jewish Romance’, by Stuart C. Cumberland [book review], posted 24 November 2011.

‘A Hankering after Ghosts: Dickens and the Supernatural’ [exhibition review], posted 6 December 2011.

‘The Judge’s Robe: A Victorian Ghost Story’ [theatre review], posted 10 December 2011.

‘The Narrative of John Smith, by Arthur Conan Doyle’ [book review], posted 17 December 2011.

‘On Conan Doyle, or The Whole Art of Storytelling, by Michael Dirda’ [book review], posted 1 January 2012.

‘Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter, by A E Moorat’ [book review], posted 9 January 2012.

‘Ghostly Guitars’ [article], posted 6 February 2012, updated 2 December 2015.

‘The Death of Poor Joe – The earliest surviving Dickens film?’ [article], posted 13 March 2012, revised 6 December 2012.

‘Some Reflections on “Some Reflections on the Loss and Return of a Small Harp”’ [article], posted 11 April 2012.

‘Supernatural Cumbria, by H C Ivison, and Paranormal Cumbria, by Geoff Holder’ [book review], posted 24 April 2012.

‘Baskerville, by John O’Connell’ [book review], posted 12 May 2012.

‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’, directed by Lorene Scafaria [film review], posted 3 July 2012.

‘We Bury our Own, an exhibition of work by Christian Thompson’ [exhibition review], posted 16 July 2012.

‘Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910’ [book review], posted 8 August 2012.

‘Edward Turner, George Albert Smith, and the Race for Colour’ [article], posted 22 September 2012.

‘Polar Dreams, Ghosts and Psychics, a talk by Shane McCorristine’ [lecture report], posted 2 November 2012.

‘”Dangerous Work”: Diary of an Arctic Adventure, by Arthur Conan Doyle’, edited by Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower [book review], posted 14 January 2013.

‘The Mummy’s Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy’, by Roger Luckhurst [book review], posted 11 February 2013.

‘Jo Shapcott and Erebus at the Polar Museum’ [event report], posted 2 March 2013.

‘Whitstable, by Stephen Volk’ [book review], posted 18 March 2013.

‘The Kuhnexus CaseBase: Would it Help to Usher in a New Paradigm?’ [article], posted 20 March 2013.

‘Creakers, by Paul Kane’ [book review], posted 22 March 2013.

‘Sherlock Holmes: Past and Present’ [short conference report], posted 24 June 2013.

‘The Imitation Game, Alan Turing, and the Cynicism of Hollywood’ [article], posted 25 June 2013, updated 18 December 2014, 24 February 2015.

‘The Gold Ring Scam – How Not to Do It’ [article], posted 28 June 2013.

‘Ivor Mills and the British Telecom Tower Logo’ [article], posted 1 July 2013.

‘Releasing Wadjda’ [review of Wadjda], posted 11 July 2013.

‘Extra Sensory: The Science and Pseudoscience of Telepathy and Other Powers of the Mind, by Brian Clegg’ [book review], posted 2 September 2013.

‘Fatality in Fleet Street, by Christopher St John Sprigg’ [book review], posted 8 September 2013.

‘A Brief Guide to Ghost Hunting, by Leo Ruickbie’ [book review], posted 24 September 2013.

‘On Seeing a Dead Badger by the Road’ [short article], posted 30 September 2013.

‘Life and Death in Gravity’ [film review], posted 31 October 2013.

‘Preserving the Archives of Psychical Research’ [article], posted 22 November 2013, updated 26 May 2014, 25 July 2015.

‘Vehicle 19: Paul Walker Gets to Drive’ [film review], posted 2 January 2014.

‘George Albert Smith at 150’ [short article], posted 4 January 2014.

‘The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes (Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war), Germany 1937’ [review], posted 6 January 2014.

‘Memories of Tony Benn’ [article], posted 14 March 2014.

‘Update on CaseBase and the Society for Psychical Research’s Buckmaster Bequest’ [article], posted 19 March 2014.

‘A Goodly Company: Ethel le Rossignol at The Horse Hospital’ [exhibition review], posted 25 March 2014.

‘“SPR announces Buckmaster Legacy”’ [article], posted 26 March 2014.

‘Memories of seeing The Exorcist, 1974’ [article], posted 2 April 2014.

‘A symposium on Gef, the Talking Mongoose’ [article], posted 13 April 2014.

‘The Time Machine, Adapted and performed by Robert Lloyd Parry’ [theatre review], posted 28 May 2014.

‘The Ghost Hunters, by Neil Spring’ [book review], posted 25 June 2014, updated 14 July 2015, 30 August 2015, 3 December 2015, 15 January 2026.

‘Preserving the Historical Collections of Parapsychology: International Conference, Utrecht, 12-14 June 2014’ [conference report], posted 4 July 2014.  A shortened version was published in Spanish as ‘Reporte de la Conferencia Internacional Para la Preservación de Colecciones Históricas en Parapsicología’, in the Instituto de Psicología Paranormal’s e-Boletín Psi. Vol.9, No.3, Septiembre 2014.

‘Conversations with Spirits, by E. O. Higgins’ [book review], posted 25 July 2014.

‘Asylum: Inside the Pauper Lunatic Asylums, by Mark Davis’ [book review], posted 5 August 2014.

‘Alice Johnson, Eric Dingwall, and their copy of Tertium Quid’ [short article], posted 19 August 2014.

‘Helen Allingham’s illustrations in the Cornhill Magazine serialisation of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd’ [article], posted 29 August, 2014.

‘Fairy Story Elements in Jane Eyre’ [article], posted 8 September 2014.

‘Walter Besant, Fiction’s Moral Purpose, and Middlemarch’ [article], posted 15 September 2014.

‘Primrose: Early Russian Colour Photography’ [exhibition review], posted 23 September 2014.

‘The Middle-Class Victorian Family as Reflected through Dombey and Son, The Portrait of a Lady and The Awakening’ [article], posted 2 October 2014.

‘Joseph Conrad’s appeal to “the emotional atmosphere of the place and time” in Madame Bovary, The Woman in White, and The Portrait of a Lady’ [article], posted 29 October 2014.

‘The Seventh Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film, 2014’ [article], posted 10 November 2014.

‘On discovering that I have a RationalWiki entry’ [article], posted 30 January 2015, updated 9 February 2015.

‘Lines in the Ice: Seeking the Northwest Passage’ [article], posted 12 February 2015.

‘A visit to Kazerne Dossin, Mechelen, Belgium’ [article], posted 17 March 2015.

‘Books Lost; Books Regained’ [article], posted 19 March 2015.

‘Why I do not intend to leave money to the Society for Psychical Research’ [article], posted 26 March 2015.

‘The “Brother Doli” Poltergeist Case’ [article], posted 23 April 2015, updated 15 July 2015.

‘Edmund Dawson Rogers and the Society for Psychical Research Website’ [article], posted 1 May 2015.

‘The Chinese Photobook, The Photographers’ Gallery, London’ [exhibition review], posted 26 June 2015.

‘Second-hand books: Reasons not to be Annoyed’ [article], posted 21 August 2015.

‘The SPR: Making the Most of the Enfield Effect’ [article], posted 10 September 2015.

     and C. J. Romer,‘”The SPR and ASSAP: Time to Merge?” by Tom Ruffles and C J Romer’ [article], posted 10 October 2015, updated 21 October 2015..

‘The Watchers, by Neil Spring’ [review], posted 12 October 2015.

‘The Eighth Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film, 6-7 November 2015’ [article], posted 9 November 2015.

‘An acquisitions fund for the Society for Psychical Research?’ [article], posted 22 November 2015.

‘How Others See Us – Or At Least Our Novels’ [article], posted 10 December 2015.

‘Lexscien: An Opportunity Lost’ [article], posted 14 December 2015, updated 19 May 2016,

‘Harry Price: Ghost Hunter’ [article], posted 29 December 2015.

‘Did Ada Deane photograph Ludwig Wittgenstein?’ [article], posted 4 January 2016.

‘Ed and Lorraine Warren and the Enfield “Demon”’ [article], posted 29 January 2016.

‘Changes at the National Media Museum’ [article], posted 3 February 2016, updated 20 March 2016.

‘The Easter Rising 1916 at the Photographers’ Gallery’ [exhibition review], posted 11 February 2016.

‘SPR Council Elections April 2016 – Some brief remarks’ [article], posted 9 March 2016, updated 1 May 2016.

‘Wikipedia and its Prejudices: A Recent Example’ [article], posted 29 March 2016.

‘From Maidan to Netflix: Evgeny Afineevsky’s Winter on Fire’ [article], posted 18 April 2016.

‘A Demon in Enfield?’ [article], posted 8 May 2016.

‘On the trail of Mikhail Bulgakov’ [article], posted 18 June 2016.

‘History of Russia in Photographs’ [article], posted 24 June, 2016.

‘The language barrier in psychical research’ [article], posted 14 July 2016.

‘The Library Committee of the Society for Psychical Research’ [short article], posted 4 August 2016.

‘“The Camera Exposed” at the V&A’ [exhibition review], posted 8 August 2016.

‘Stereoscopy: an Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography’ [course review], posted 15 August 2016.

‘Encounters with the Spirit World’ [exhibition review], posted 23 August 2016.

‘The new Society for Psychical Research website’ [short article], posted 6 September 2016.

‘The Society for Psychical Research’s new Psi Encyclopedia’ [short article], posted 8 September 2016.

‘Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948’ [exhibition review], posted 26 September 2016.

‘Tony Cornell and the SPIDERs from Cambridge’ [article], posted 13 October 2016, updated 10 November 2016.

‘The Society for Psychical Research in the exhibition of Curious Objects’ [exhibition review], posted 11 November 2016.

‘The Ninth Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film, November 2016’ [article], posted 15 November 2016.

‘The death of Felix Dzerzhinsky’ [lecture review], posted 18 November 2016, updated 18 September 2017, 26 May 2018.

‘The Society for Psychical Research's fundraising appeal’ [article], posted 23 November 2016.

‘Juergen Teller selects Robert Mapplethorpe’ [exhibition review], posted 4 December 2016.

‘Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun’ [exhibition review], posted 7 December 2016.

‘Are you gay?  If so, apparently there’s good chance you are possessed by a ghost’ [article], posted 9 December 2016.

‘Harry Lockhart’s psychic dream’ [article], posted 14 December 2016.

‘To Walk Invisible – brief thoughts’ [article], posted 30 December 2016.

‘ABC Cinemas – gone but not forgotten’ [article], posted 5 January 2017.

‘“A Century of Photography, 1840-1940” at the National Portrait Gallery’ [exhibition review], posted 14 February 2017.

‘Of Devils and Darkness: Kaunas, Lithuania’ [short article], posted 25 February 2017.

‘Cerys Matthews’ Succulent Sunday Roast’ [short article], posted 12 March 2017.

‘Change to SPR social media presence’ [short article], posted 17 March 2017.

‘The SPR’s photography competition’ [short article], posted 23 March 2017.

‘George Harry Ruffels – 11 April 1917’ [article], posted 11 April 2017.

‘Changes to the SPR logo’ [short article], posted 12 April 2017.

‘Photography exhibitions by Jan Kempenaers and Christopher Nunn’ [exhibition review], posted 17 May 2017.

‘I love that dirty water’ [short article], posted 3 July 2017, updated 5 February 2018.

‘Spirit photographs under the hammer’ [short article], posted 18 July 2017.

‘A visit to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum’ [short article], posted 24 July 2017.

‘Harry Lockhart the phrenologist’ [short article], posted 4 October 2017.

‘Alec Richardson (1941-2003)’ [short article], posted 24 October 2017.

‘Arthur Brown and Jesus at the Chalk Farm Roundhouse’ [short article], posted 9 November 2017.

‘The Tenth Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film, November 2017’ [article], posted 20 November, 2017.

‘“The Haunting of Borley Rectory'” [article], posted 23 November 2017.

‘Desmond O’Grady on Paros’ [article], posted 6 February 2018.

‘The SPR’s online Psi Encyclopedia’ [article], posted 5 April 2018.

‘My afternoon with Emily’ [article], posted 11 April 2018.

'“Post-Soviet Visions” at Calvert 22 – How Useful is “post-Soviet”?’ [article], posted 18 April 2018.


‘The split in the party’, The Chair, No. 7, Winter 1978.
‘Nominal Tension’, Pick, No. 11, December 1978.
‘The Invalid’, Slugs, 1979.
‘Bedroom Verse’, Sepia, No. 7, January 1979.
‘Third Lesson’, Sepia, No. 8, April 1979.
‘“Lissome cat, your browning eyes”‘, Laughing Songs, No. 4, 29 June 1979.
‘To Work’/’All At Sea’, Sepia, No. 9, July 1979.
‘Courtroom Drama’, Ramp, No. 6, July 1979.
‘On Edward Bear’s birthday’, The Chair, No. 8, Summer 1979.
‘Building in the Public Square’, Joe Soap’s Canoe, No. 3, Summer 1979.
‘Infinity in the Palm of the Hand’, Sun and Harvest, No. 10, September 1979.
[Untitled]. Sepia, No. 10, October 1979.
‘“As Echoes in the Night...”’, Green Dragon, Vol. 1, No. 2, undated [c.1979].
‘To Work’/’All at Sea’/’Third Lesson’/’T.B.’  Poems read by the author on From Nuclear Fall-Out Shelters: The 1980 Kawabata Press Anthology [audiotape].
‘Appropriation’/’Opportunities’, Gazunda, No. 3, 1980.
The Hermit Oberlus (editor), January 1980 [self published magazine] ISSN 0143-4578.
‘Dancing With Artistry’, Ramp, No. 8, February 1980.
‘The Cat and the Cotoneaster’, Sepia, No. 12, April 1980.
‘The Big Cigar’, Sepia, No. 13, July 1980.
‘A Souvenir From Walsingham’, The Rialto, No. 25, Spring 1993.
‘The Medium’, Expressions in Verse (anthology), 1995, p. 208.