'Utterly compulsive'Daily Telegraph 'A gripping gothic read' Sarah Hall,Guardian 'So seductive ... I was hooked'Independent
The Forest of Pendle used to be a hunting ground, but some say that the hill is the hunter - alive in its black-and-green coat cropped like an animal pelt.
Good Friday, 1612. Two notorious witches await trial and certain death in Lancaster Castle, whilst a small group gathers in secret protest. Into this group the self-made Alice Nutter stakes her claim and swears to fight against the rule of fear. But what is Alice's connection to these witches? What is magic if not power, and what will happen to the women who possess it?
About the Product
Length: 240 pages
Dimensions: 198mm x 15mm x 129mm
About the Author
Jeanette Winterson CBE was born in Manchester. Adopted by Pentecostal parents she was raised to be a missionary. This did and didn't work out. Discovering early the power of books she left home at sixteen to live in a Mini and get on with her education.
After graduating from Oxford University she worked for a while in the theatre and published her first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, at twenty-five.
Over two decades later she revisited that material in her internationally bestselling memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?Winterson has written thirteen novels for adults and two previous collections of short stories, as well as children's books, non-fiction and screenplays.
She is Professor of New Writing at the University of Manchester. She lives in the Cotswolds in a wood and in Spitalfields, London.
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