A Journey Through Freemasonry – out soon
My latest book A Journey Through Freemasonry will be out soon with Arima publishing. The idea of a compendium book – a collection of my best articles on Freemasonry, developed partly from a conversation with the publisher, who were interested in putting out a new book, and partly from discussions with Masonic author Darren Lorente Bull, who is now translating the book into Spanish for publication there.
This new book collects most of my most popular articles that have been published in magazines over the past twenty years such as Freemasonry Today and The Square, and brings them together in three sections, presenting various themes such as Freemasons that have contributed to medicine and science such as Edward Jenner (who incidentally ranks as my all time favourite Freemason) and the Masonic members of the Lunar Society, and also themes of revolt and revolution, looking at Freemasons who were involved in the French Revolution and the revolutions of Latin America. Other themes include Masonic meeting places and the meeting places of clubs that were somehow related to Masonry, such as the Hell-Fire Club, Woolton Hall in Liverpool and the mysterious tunnels of Joseph Williamson.
The 21 articles included in the collection have been edited, with new footnotes added and a bibliography, with new photos, introductions to each article and a foreword by Darren Lorente Bull. The cover portrait of the author was painted by the talented Californian based artist Zhenya Gershman. It has been a pleasure putting this book together and it has given me a chance to rediscover some old articles that were written in the early 2000s during the time of my PhD research. Signed copies of the book are available for pre-order by contacting myself either via my website or on facebook or twitter.