I am a freelance writer/editor living in London, UK. I have always been interested in folklore and wrote my PhD thesis on European fairy tales. I have published on a wide range of folkloric subjects and my book, Life Customs Around the World (ABC-CLIO 2016) details folk customs, rites and traditions worldwide. Follow me on Twitter here

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