I announced the imminent publication by Strange Attractor of Christopher Josiffe's book about the remarkable case of Gef the Talking Mongoose some months ago. Finally, it will be published next month. There will be a launch (thanks to London Fortean Society) at Conway Hall on Tuesday 6 June. See here.
Much as I would like to go, I probably won't be able to. However, I am trying to arrange a talk by the author at Westminster Reference Library for June or July, where copies will also be available to buy.
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Gef, of course, is yet another sensational case associated with Harry Price (see posts passim). I'm not writing a book about Price, by the way, he just seems to crop up in most of the research I do these days.
Talking of which, today I found a very useful and diligently researched site dedicated to the lesser-known initiates of the Golden Dawn. See here. Unsurprisingly, Sax Rohmer (Arthur Sarsfield Ward) does not appear in the list, despite claims that he was a member.
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