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Sarah Clegg

Sarah Clegg has a PhD in ancient history from Cambridge University; she was part of the 2020/21 London Library Emerging Writers Programme.Her first book — Woman’s Lore: 4,000 Years of Sirens, Serpents and Succubi — was published by Head of Zeus and traces a group of seductive, child-snatching demonesses through folklore from ancient Mesopotamian to the present day. It was shortlisted for the HWA Non-Fiction Crown Award 2023. Sarah lives in London and works in publishing.

Woman’s Lore: 4,000 Years of Sirens, Serpents and Succubi

Head of Zeus
Woman’s Lore: 4,000 Years of Sirens, Serpents and Succubi