The Plague Charmer (Paperback)Karen Maitland (author)
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1361. An unlucky thirteen years after the Black Death, plague returns to England.
'Fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill' THE TIMES
'Dark and enthralling... with an unexpected hero' JULIE COHEN
From the bestselling author of Company of Liars, Karen Maitland, The Plague Charmer is a darkly compelling novel following a stranger who arrives in an isolated community in the grips of a medieval pandemic.
When the sickness reaches the village of Porlock Weir, who stands to lose the most? And who will seize this moment for their own dark ends?
The dwarf who talks in riddles?
The mother who fears for her children?
The wild woman from the sea?
Or two lost boys, far away from home?
PESTILENCE IS IN THE AIR. BUT SOMETHING DARKER LURKS IN THE DEPTHS.
Why readers are gripped by The Plague Charmer
'Its horrors are vividly told but with an underlying sense of human resilience and hope'
'A real page turner'
'The best and worst of human behaviour in troubled times'
'Poignant, shocking and haunting'
'It was so easy to be drawn into this world...'
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 40 mm
If you like dark, atmospheric, historical fantasy, then this is definitely one for you * Daily Mail *
A dark read... fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill * The Times *
A really good read... as much one for first time Maitlanders as it is for the fans * Bookbag *
Karen Maitland is the go-to writer for gruesome medieval murk * Writing Magazine *
Written in dark but engaging prose, it is historical fiction with an apocalyptic twist * Lady *
Offbeat, absorbing * BBC History magazine *
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