Syd Moore

Syd Moore

Syd Moore is the author of The Drowning Pool, a contemporary ghost story set in Leigh which investigates the legend of the seawitch Sarah Moore. Her second book, Witch Hunt, also made the bestseller lists and explores the Essex witch hunts conducted by Matthew Hopkins, the notorious Witchfinder General. She is currently writing a series of mystery thrillers set around the Great Essex Witch Museum. The first in the series, Strange Magic, will be published next February by OneWorld.

Shorelines talk: Seawitches and Sirens: Echoes of past lives in the Estuary - Syd Moore talks about her research into the myths surrounding the Estuary, looking at the myth of Sarah Moore, the seawitch of Leigh, and the lost continent of Doggerland.


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