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Description - Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt

Daughters of theWitching Hill brings history to life in a vivid and wrenching account of a family sustained by love as they try to survive the hysteria of a witch-hunt. Bess Southerns, an impoverished widow living in Pendle Forest, is haunted by visions and gains a reputation as a cunning woman. Drawing on the Catholic folk magic of her youth, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future. As she ages, she instructs her granddaughter, Alizon, in her craft, as well as her best friend, who ultimately turns to dark magic. When a peddler suffers a stroke after exchanging harsh words with Alizon, a local magistrate, eager to make his name as a witch finder, plays neighbors and family members against one another until suspicion and paranoia reach frenzied heights. Sharratt interweaves well-researched historical details of the 1612 Pendle witch-hunt with a beautifully imagined story of strong women, family, and betrayal. Daughters of the Witching Hill is a powerful novel of intrigue and revelation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780547422299
ISBN-10: 0547422296
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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