The Manningtree Witches
Fear and suspicion take root among the women of Manningtree, when the Witchfinder General comes to town...
WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA PRIZE 'Riveting, appalling, addictive' Megan Nolan
England, 1643. Puritanical fervour has gripped the nation. In Manningtree, depleted of men since the Civil War began, the women are left to their own devices and Rebecca West chafes against the drudgery of her days. But when Matthew Hopkins arrives, asking bladed questions and casting damning accusations, mistrust and unease seep into the lives of the women. Caught between betrayal and persecution, what must Rebecca do to survive?
'Brilliantly written... fascinating and compelling' Stylist
'Glimmers with darkness and glints with fear... Vivid and original' Daily Mail'Not just the best debut novel I've read in years, it's the best historical novel I've read since Wolf Hall' Sandra Newman
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