The Vanishing Witch: A dark historical tale of witchcraft and rebellion (Paperback)Karen Maitland (author)
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The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland, author of the hugely popular Company of Liars will thrill fans of CJ Sansom and Kate Mosse with its chilling recreation of the Peasants' Revolt. It offers an intelligent, beautifully researched glimpse of a more deadly, superstitious era ...
'A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists' Daily Mail on The Falcons of Fire and Ice
The reign of Richard II is troubled, the poor are about to become poorer still and landowners are lining their pockets. It's a case of every man for himself, whatever his status or wealth. But in a world where nothing can be taken at face value, who can you trust?
The dour wool merchant?
His impulsive son?
The stepdaughter with the hypnotic eyes?
Or the raven-haired widow clutching her necklace of bloodstones?
And when people start dying unnatural deaths and the peasants decide it's time to fight back, it's all too easy to spy witchcraft at every turn.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 232 x 158 x 39 mm
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