The Witchfinder's Sister

Hardcover | April 25, 2017

byBeth Underdown

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'VIVID AND TERRIFYING' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it, is one hundred and six... 1645. When Alice Hopkins' husband dies in a tragic accident, she has no choice but to return to the small Essex town of Manningtree, where her brother Matthew still lives. But home is no longer a place of safety. Matthew has changed, and there are rumours spreading through the town: whispers of witches, and of a great book, in which her brother is gathering women's names. To what lengths will her brother's obsession drive him? And what choice will Alice make, when she finds herself at the very heart of his plan? 'A richly told and utterly compelling tale, with shades of Hilary Mantel' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat 'Anyone who liked Cecilia Ekback's Wolf Winter is going to love this' Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street 'Beth Underdown grips us from the outset and won't let go...at once a feminist parable and an old-fashioned, check-twice-under-the-bed thriller' Patrick Gale, author of Notes from an Exhibition 'A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel' Ian McGuire, author of The North Water

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'VIVID AND TERRIFYING' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it, is one hundred and six... 1645. When Alice Hopkins' husband dies in a tragic accident, she has no choice but to return to the small Essex town of Manningtree, where her brother Matthew still ...

Beth Underdown lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester. Her first novel, The Witchfinder's Sister, is based on the life of the 1640s witchfinder Matthew Hopkins. Beth's interest in seventeenth-century England was sparked by the work of her great-uncle David Underdown, one of that period's foremost historians. She c...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.19 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241978033

ISBN - 13:9780241978030

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