New Graphic Novel Inspired by Doreen Valiente’s Activities in WWII

Here’s an interesting piece by Doctor Who and Elemental writer Paul Cornell about the inspirations for his new graphic novel about a witch who fought the Nazis in WWII, called cleverly enough, The Witches of World War Two. His article begins:

“My new graphic novel The Witches of World War Two is historical fiction about a group of amazing real people, all practitioners of magic who lived in the UK during the war.

“Doreen Valiente (1922-1999) developed an interest in the occult founded upon a childhood incident where she felt she’d protected her mother from abuse. This interest led, over decades, to Valiente becoming perhaps the central figure of modern witchcraft, someone who did more than anyone else to shape Wicca into the movement it is today. ”

Read the whole schmear:

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