The cover of my latest book features the monolith at Rudston in East Yorkshire – here's a picture from about 5 years ago of me standing next to it – I'm 6ft tall – not sure who added the caption.
Having raided the village stock of am-dram costumes I boldly set forth to do my storytelling at the Black Shuck Festival wearing Abanazar's shoes, Robin Hood's pants, Baron Hardup's gown, Maid Marion's blouse, Bessie Braddock's hat, and a pair of socks from Amazon labelled "suitable for sport or Irish/Leprechaun themed fancy dress". Not sure about the waistcoat.
All down the church in midst of fire,
The Hellish monster flew,
And, passing onward to the choir,
He many people slew.
This will only make sense to people who are into woo-woo and paranormal radio but I'm making another appearance on the American Coast to Coast radio station tonight where I'll be talking about, many other things, my latest book The Mysterious Wold Newton Triangle. My segment of the show goes out live at 12 midnight PST – which sounds pretty hardcore but is actually 8am Sunday morning in the UK. The other guest – Roger Christian – is no relation.
A fine actor who appeared in Doctor Who on two separate occasions: in the 1966 movie adaptation Daleks Invasion: Earth 2150 AD when Peter Cushing was the Doctor plus 50 years later when he made a number of appearances with the Tenth Doctor David Tennant. At the time of his death he had been filming some scenes for the 60th anniversary Doctor Who shows due to air in 2023. In the meantime here's a vintage animation for one of the novelty hit records he made with The Beatles producer George Martin in the early 1960s.
Curated by English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned editor, author, blogger, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter Charles Christian. He writes, he drinks tea, he knows things. This site also has links to Charles' books and the Weird Tales Show videos and podcasts.
Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and rogues, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough. He now lives in a barn on a ley-line in rural East Anglia. His latest book is The Mysterious Wold Newton Triangle: Wraiths, Werewolves & Other Weird Tales from the Yorkshire Wolds (Haunted Landscapes Volume 2)
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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