The Once and Future Witches (Hardback)
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The Once and Future Witches (Hardback)

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Hardback 528 Pages / Published: 15/10/2020
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Witchcraft and suffragism combine in Harrow’s deftly imagined gothic fantasy, as three New Salem sisters begin to use supernatural folklore to help them win the vote.

In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the three Eastwood sisters join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement.

Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote - and perhaps not even to live - the sisters must delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There's no such thing as witches. But there will be.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356512471
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 817 g
Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The Once and Future Witches is a brilliant dazzle of a book. This story of sisters and witches, memory and power cracked open my heart and set down roots there. I devoured it in enormous gulps, and utterly loved itz." - Kat Howard, author of The Unkindness Of Ghosts

"A gorgeous and thrilling paean to the ferocious power of women. The characters live, bleed, and roar. I adore them, and long for witchcraft to awaken in all of us." - Laini Taylor

'A love letter to folklore and the rebellious women of history.' - Publishers Weekly

"This is a delightful, satisfying novel, a tale of women's battle for equality, of fairy tales twisted into wonderfully witchy spells, of magics both large and small, and history re-imagined. All of it is told in Alix Harrow's exquisite language and with her vivid characterisations - a great pleasure to read." - Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History Of Witches

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