Monday, September 17, 2012
by Paul Screeton (Fortean Words)
ISBN Complete: 978-1-905723-94-2
Status: Available for Printing/Download
Book Type: B&W 7.44 x 9.69 in or 246 x 189 mm (Crown 4vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
Page Count: 264
Human heads have an enduring fascination. Believed to be Celtic, the carved Hexham Heads have cast a spell over all who have come into contact with them. Others have made examples in their image and those held by the author on this book cover are two such. On the left a replica created by the man who claimed to have made them in the 1950s. The other being made just ahead of a boy and his brother unearthing the subjects of this book. Since learning of the Hexham Heads and acquiring these 'archaic' facsimiles, Paul Screeton has spent forty years following what has been a QUEST FOR THE HEXHAM HEADS
1: SOC011000 Social Science : Folklore & Mythology
2: OCC029000 Body, Mind & Spirit : Unexplained Phenomena
3: OCC036010 Body, Mind & Spirit : Spirituality - Celtic
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