Beasts of the Otherworld

Human cultures have found many different ways of bringing the realm of the living and the supernatural together, often using animals.

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When unicorns roamed the seas

I recently consulted as one of the 'unicorn experts' for a lovely article in The Observer by Alice Fisher, 'Why the unicorn has become the emblem for our times'. It got me thinking about unicorns, and I came up with a piece of a very different sort to that the Observer published, but I'll keep... Continue Reading →

Making monsters

What is it that monsters still do for us that makes them so popular and so persistent? Yes, monsters scare us, but why do they scare us?

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