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Daughters of the Witching Hill: A Novel

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From the author of The Dark Lady, a novel of England's trial of the Pendle witches of 1612 and a family struggling to survive the hysteria.

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.

This e-book includes a sample chapter of Illuminations.

"Daughters of the Witching Hill offers a fresh approach with witches who believe in their own power and yet, in many ways, are still innocent. Sharratt's readers—like the magistrate who took the women's confessions—are likely to be spellbound by their stories."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Full of the reality of the day, this story is stark and real, but Sharratt's descriptions of landscape and the daily life of the poor at the time are rich enough to feed the senses. The author weaves this vast canvas of changing culture into the personal stories of these women, and in the process transports us to a distant land, a distant time—and deep into the story of people we sympathize with and care about."—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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From the author of The Dark Lady, a novel of England's trial of the Pendle witches of 1612 and a family struggling to survive the hysteria.

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.

This e-book includes a sample chapter of Illuminations.

"Daughters of the Witching Hill offers a fresh approach with witches who believe in their own power and yet, in many ways, are still innocent. Sharratt's readers—like the magistrate who took the women's confessions—are likely to be spellbound by their stories."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Full of the reality of the day, this story is stark and real, but Sharratt's descriptions of landscape and the daily life of the poor at the time are rich enough to feed the senses. The author weaves this vast canvas of changing culture into the personal stories of these women, and in the process transports us to a distant land, a distant time—and deep into the story of people we sympathize with and care about."—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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Historical fiction
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Trials (Witchcraft) -- England -- Lancashire -- Fiction
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Witchcraft -- England -- Lancashire -- Fiction
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Daughters of the Witching Hill A Novel
Daughters of the Witching Hill [electronic resource] / Mary Sharratt
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