The Imagery of bells


My next book will investigate the role of bells in culture, literature and religion, from the rituals of the Church to the dark imaginings of Shakespeare's Macbeth,  and in modern culture by rock bands like AC/DC and Metallica. 

This is a subject with fascinating and sometimes very dark resonances.  I have been inspired by visits to the John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough during research and filming for Professor Michael Wood's Great British Story BBC TV series.