The Vanishing Witch: A dark historical tale of witchcraft and rebellion (Paperback)
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The Vanishing Witch: A dark historical tale of witchcraft and rebellion (Paperback)

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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
ISBN: 9781472215017
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 232 x 158 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Passion and peril. A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists - Daily Mail on The Falcons of Fire and Ice

Teeming, invigorating - Guardian on The Falcons of Fire and Ice

Glorious ... a thrillingly horrible vision of the Dark Ages - Metro on The Owl Killers

Scarily good. Imagine The Wicker Man crossed with The Birds - Marie Claire on The Owl Killers

Bawdy and brutal - Simon Mayo on The Gallows Curse

A ripping tale ... full of colour and detail - Daily Telegraph on The Gallows Curse

Combines the storytelling traditions of The Canterbury Tales with the supernatural suspense of Mosse's Sepulchre in this atmospheric tale of treachery and magic - Marie Claire on Company of Liars

A richly evocative page-turner which brings to life a lost and terrible period of British history, with a disturbing final twist worthy of a master of the spine-tingler such as Henry James - Daily Express on Company of Liars

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“Suspend your disbelief...”

The Vanishing Witch is set during the reign of Richard ll, specifically at the time of the Peasants' Revolt and takes place principally in and around Lincoln, with some scenes set in London at the time of the... More

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“Serpentine medieval thriller”

I loved this deliciously dark tale of power, witchcraft and greed, set mostly in and around Lincoln at the time of the Peasants' Revolt. The complex characters are brought vividly to life in their flawed... More

Paperback edition
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“An excellent read!”

I really enjoyed this book! It is quite involved and has a variety of characters, some telling their tale in the first person while others are written within the story in the traditional way; while this could have... More

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