The Vanishing Witch: A dark historical tale of witchcraft and rebellion (Hardback)Karen Maitland (author)
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Take one wealthy merchant. Add one charming widow. And one dying wife.
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: 796 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 43 mm
Glorious ... a thrillingly horrible vision of the Dark Ages * Metro on The Owl Killers *
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Scarily good. Imagine The Wicker Man crossed with The Birds * Marie Claire on The Owl Killers *
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 *
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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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