Review of “In Search of the New Forest Coven” by Philip Heselton
I was excited to read Philip’s newest book after reading his biography of Doreen Valiente a few years ago. His style of writing really pulls you into the story he’s telling because it brings the people and places he describes to life as well as it feeling relaxed and personal, just like a conversation. I can tell you I was not disappointed when I read this!
The lives of each person, the places they lived and the connections they shared have been researched meticulously. His descriptions brought them to life for me right there on the pages in front of me and I excitedly followed the hunt for the group of people who were responsible for bringing Gerald Gardner into the world of witchcraft and in turn creating the path of Wicca.
I thoroughly recommend giving this book a read, especially if you are interested in the rich tapestry of history that leads us to what Wicca is today.