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James McConnachie
Writer, Editor, Freelance

James McConnachie is a British journalist, author, editor and broadcaster. His writing has appeared in the Sunday Times, Spectator and Guardian, among others, and he edits The Author, the journal of the Society of Authors. He is the author of The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra (2007), Sex (2010) and Conspiracy Theories (2005).

Written by James McConnachie

Essay/
Architecture
Be amazed

Before it became a staple of videogames, the maze was a test of reason and courage, a way to find yourself by getting lost

James McConnachie

Essay/
Stories and literature
The truth about tarot

Whether divining ancient wisdoms or elevating the art of cold reading, tarot is a form of therapy, much like psychoanalysis

James McConnachie

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