About me

I’m Emily, an apprentice journalist, a nearly-done PhD student, a writer and an occasional picture-maker. My thing is the long nineteenth century and Neo-Victorianism in literature, art, and the archives, whether it’s ‘asylums’ or activism, science or the supernatural – and particularly when these intersect with folklore or cabaret or horror. Here are some of my […]

A review of Hallows Fell

Thom Burgess’s latest graphic novel and his third supernatural tale of horror Hallows Fell follows businessman Simon as he travels through the Kent countryside to reach his fiancée’s family party. Lost in the ancient woodland, he takes a flower from a memorial to placate wife-to-be Margi and is met by a veiled woman, whose white […]

A review of The Eyrie

  [This story was published November 2017 in Issue 12 of the Gramarye, the journal of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy. Pick up a copy from here: store.chi.ac.uk/product-catalogue/sussex-centre-for-folklore/journals/gramarye-issue-12-e-book.] A mysterious owl insignia, ominous rural landscapes, misty cobbled streets, creaky taverns, and irate sea-dogs baring warnings – recently published graphic novel The Eyrie […]

Eerie Eyrie: folk horror graphic novel review

[This story was published on October 30 by etc Magazine. Read the original story at edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=cdbd86eb-0ed9-41e5-a590-031651c44a1, pages 54 and 55. PDF here: Etc – The Eyrie – November 2017