The Merrybegot

Paperback | September 4, 2011

byJulie Hearn

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In a remote west-country village, all is not as it seems. The minister's daughters have taken to their bed, howling and spitting pins. Rumours of bad magic and witchcraft are spreading fast, the piskies are whispering in the orchard and an ill wind is blowing. Nell, the cunning woman'sgranddaughter, finds the fingers of blame are all pointing towards her.With Matthew Hopkins, the Witch-Finder General, on his way, Nell is alone, trapped and in mortal danger. Who can she trust? Who will save her?In years to come, Patience Madden, the minister's youngest daughter, has a confession to make. A confession that shows another side to what happened to her sister, Grace, and to Nell, half a century before . . .

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In a remote west-country village, all is not as it seems. The minister's daughters have taken to their bed, howling and spitting pins. Rumours of bad magic and witchcraft are spreading fast, the piskies are whispering in the orchard and an ill wind is blowing. Nell, the cunning woman'sgranddaughter, finds the fingers of blame are all p...

Julie Hearn has been writing all her life. After training as a journalist, she went to Australia, where she worked on a daily tabloid newspaper. She then lived in Spain for a while before returning to England, where she worked as a features editor and freelance features writer. After her daughter was born she went back to her studi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:September 4, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192732358

ISBN - 13:9780192732354

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"The Merrybegot combines magic realism and historical fact in a formula that Julie Hearn has made her own" --Sunday Telegraph