A signed copy of my brand new book "The Willing Fool - The Spectacle of The Wicker Man", a study of one of my favourite films, and the first in a new series from CinePunked. Outside of in-person events, this is the only way to acquire a signed copy. Please indicate if you want a specific dedication. The book is available in both paperback and a library/collector edition hardback. The content is identical in both. I aim to get all copies out within 10 days of ordering, but owing to occasional shipping delays with stock, please allow up to 28 days for dispatch. (We're experiencing delays with the hardback orders owing to brexit-related issues - please be patient. Hardback orders received after 25 Nov 2021 are unlikely to ship before January 2022. This is entirely beyond my control, and is down to issues with the printers and warehouse). I sometimes recycle my packaging for environmental reasons, please do the same if you can! Postage price is free to UK. Unfortunately as of 3 Nov 2021 I have had to increase postage charges elsewhere owing to the heavy costs incurred via Royal Mail. Every item is delivered to me, hand-signed, and then posted. I am still posting at less than actual cost to me. If you have issues ordering, drop me a message. Unsigned copies are also available in the shop. Postage on the unsigned copies is considerably less: ko-fi.com/s/e21c5af578 ABOUT THE BOOK Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man is one of the most beloved of 1970s British horror films. Bold, transgressive, iconic. Its cult status has grown with each passing season. In this monograph, the first in a series from CinePunked, film historian Robert JE Simpson explores the pagan rituals and spectacle, and the act of watching that is central to an understanding of the film itself. The book explores not just The Wicker Man, but the franchise built up around the iconic brand, notably Neil LaBute’s 2006 remake, and Robin Hardy’s own sequel The Wicker Tree. Also included is a transcript of a conversation between the author and Hardy, and a critical discussion of Hardy’s often-overlooked 1986 film The Fantasist, which deals with similar themes. It's time to keep your appointment with The Wicker Man... RETURNS No returns are offered. These are one-off/personalised items. Absolutely no returns are offered on personally dedicated/inscribed books. Returns may be accepted in very limited circumstances for signed copies only, for the cost of book minus postage. In the event of a return, buyer is liable for the cost of the return postage, and a refund will only be issued providing the book is returned as sent. Damaged/read books will not be refunded. No exceptions.