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GEF – The Talking Mongoose: A Strange Case of a Paranormal ‘Animal’?

Gef the Talking Mongoose, or the Dalby Spook, was the name given to an allegedly talking mongoose which was claimed to inhabit a farmhouse owned by the Irving family who lived in the Isle of Man in the 1930s. Was this a case of Folklore, Fact or Fiction? This strange case was given extensive coverage...

Genealogy journal special issue: Pandemics/Epidemics in Childhood: Call for Abstracts

The journal guest editors are planning a special issue around the history of pandemics / epidemics in childhood. Among suggested topics are ‘how pandemic / epidemic themes came to be reflected in children’s play and leisure’, and ‘how pandemic /epidemic themes came to be reflected in their language, customs and folklore’. Deadline for abstracts of...