Cunning Women

by Elizabeth Lee


2 in stock


Genre:Fiction / Sci-Fi & Fantasy



A searing story of forbidden love and the curtailing of female wildness set amongst the long shadows cast by the Pendle Witch Trials.__________________’ A powerful story of forbidden love … a tense and atmospheric ride’ Daily Mail’A thrilling read. But, beyond the thrill, is the beauty of the language . . . A pleasure to read – with an undercurrent of genuine fear’ Annie Garthwaite, author of Cecily’A haunting tale with a brutal twist’ Emily Brand, author of The Fall of the House of Byron__________________When it is no longer safe to be a witch, they call themselves cunning.1620s Lancashire. Away from the village lies a small hamlet, abandoned since the Plague, where only one family dwells amongst its ruins. Young Sarah Haworth, her mother, brother and little sister Annie are a family of outcasts by day and the recipients of visitors by night. They are cunning folk- the villagers will always need them, quick with a healing balm or more, should the need arise. They can keep secrets too, because no one would believe them anyway.When Sarah spies a young man taming a wild horse, she risks being caught to watch him calm the animal. And when Daniel sees Sarah he does not just see a strange, dirty thing, he sees her for who she really is- a strong creature about to come into her own. But can something as fragile as love blossom between these two in such a place as this?When a new magistrate arrives to investigate the strange ends that keep befalling the villagers, he has his eye on one family alone. And a torch in his hand.Cunning Women is the powerful reckoning of a young woman with her wildness, a heartbreaking tale of young love and a shattering story of the intolerance that reigned during the long shadow of the Pendle Witch Trials, when those who did not conform found persecution at every door.__________________’Witches and the dread they inspired are captured here with chilling deftness.’ Woman and Home’Wonderfully original . . . devastating . . . and fabulously atmospheric’ Elodie Harper, author of The Wolf Den’An impressive debut . . . beautifully relevant’ Kate Mascarenhas’Beautiful, tense (at points breathless!)’ Kate Sawyer, author of The Stranding’I’m delighted that there’s already been a lot of buzz about this debut’ Marian Keyes

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm