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The Daylight Gate (Paperback)
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The Daylight Gate (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 14/03/2013
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Good Friday 1612. Pendle Hill. A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by a local magistrate. Is it a witches' Sabbat? In Lancaster Castle two notorious witches await trial and certain death, while the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter rides to their defence. Elsewhere a starved child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter makes his way from France to a place he believes will offer him sanctuary. But will it? And how safe can anyone be in Witch Country?

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099561835
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"If you like her other novels, you will adore this. She has done her homework... the beauty of the writing, exemplary in its pared-down simplicity. It's so seductive that by the middle I was hooked." * Independent *
"Sharp-eyed view of history... Winterson is at her best her when she's dealing with real horrors." * Observer *
"This is a dazzling book. Winterson is a deft storyteller and a writer of wonderful economy. It is one of the very few contemporary novels that I actually wished were longer." * Literary Review *
"A book worth reading - utterly compulsive, thick with atmosphere and dread, but sharp intelligence too...Ultimately she combines compelling history and poetic dialogue with suspense...This rather more sophisticated story would make a particularly vivid film." * Telegraph *
"Winterson seamlessly blends history with fiction... The Daylight Gate is an enthralling story unfussily told, I read it all in one sitting, only wishing there were more." * Evening Standard *

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“good story”

why so little reading material with some e-books ? but outwith this enjoyed it

Hardback edition
9th October 2012
Helpful? Upvote 52
Teresa Majury

“Gory but Good”

The Daylight Gate is a short, compelling novella about the trial of the Pendle Witches in 1612. I didn’t know much about the historical background to these events but the author’s introduction provides a brief summary... More

Paperback edition
21st March 2013
Helpful? Upvote 51

“Malleus Maleficarum”

The Daylight Gate is Jeanette Winterson’s reimagining of the Pendle Witch Trials of four centuries ago. We know about the strange occurrences in Pendle during 1612 due to Thomas Potts, a lawyer who observed and... More

Hardback edition
2nd September 2012
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