Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is the author of The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and The Secret History of Wonderland (Harvill Secker)

A bewitching history of magic at the Ashmolean

An ancient cow’s heart and a witches’ ladder are among the intriguing objects in this exploration of magical thinking

The eccentric and enduring visions of Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs are some of the most hauntingly original of the 19th century.