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Angus Black – The Devil’s Coven

Posted by demonik on October 6, 2007

Angus Black (ed) – The Devil’s Coven: Classic Stories Of Scottish Witchcraft (New English Library, May 1972)

 devil’s coven

Angus Black – Introduction

George Sinclair – Anent Mother Jackson: Her Witchcraft. From Satan’s Invisible World Discovered
Robert Burns – Tam O’Shanter
Sir Walter Scott – The Tale Of Tod Lapraik
James Hogg – The Hunt Of Eildon
John Howell – Major Weir’s Coach
Robert Louis Stevenson – Thrawn Janet
Eliza Lynn Linton – The Island Witches
Anon – The Warlock Of Duneblane
John Buchan – Skule Skerry

“In Scotland the witch fires began to blaze after the triumph of John Knox and the Reformation and in no country did they blaze more steadily and for so long a period of time”.  – Douglass Bliss

Scotland is a storehouse of supernatural stories second to none in the world. Many of the best relate specifically to witchcraft.

Leading anthologist, Angus Black, has dipped deep into the nation’s charnel house to produce this superlative collection. 

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