Uncanny Pic of the day: The Book Fool

No, it’s not that uncanny, but it seemed appropriate after my last blog. This Book Fool comes from a 15th century German ‘Ship of Fools’. If I had a library (rather than a few book cases) I’d hang one of these pictures there just to remind me that books are supposed to be read not gloated over. Prepare for more gloating over in subsequent blogs though! (And just to put my book collecting in perspective, I pinched this image from the website of a guy who OWNS this book as part of his antiquarian book collection. Blimey.)


About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (www.uncannyuk.com), a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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