One of the ‘Cottingley hoax’ photographs, the work of two young girls in 1917, which famously hoodwinked Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle really away with the fairies?

27 January 2018 9:00 am

When this survey of British fairydom arrived I turned to the chapter on Dorset to read about the little people…

Philip Pullman (image: Getty)

Three daemons in a boat

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Philip Pullman’s new k, the prequel to his Northern Lights series — the one north Oxford academics very much prefer…

Return of the fairy-hunters

3 January 2015 9:00 am

An eccentric English tradition has attracted fresh academic attention