Witch Light by Susan FletcherWitch Light by Susan Fletcher

Witch Light

bySusan Fletcher

Paperback | March 21, 2011

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The Massacre of Glencoe happened at 5am on 13th February 1692 when thirty-eight members of the Macdonald clan were killed by government troops who had enjoyed the clan's hospitality for the previous ten days. Many more died from exposure in the mountains.

Fifty miles to the south Corrag is condemned for her involvement in the Massacre. She is imprisoned, accused of witchcraft and murder, and awaits her death. The era of witch-hunts is coming to an end - but Charles Leslie, an Irish propagandist and Jacobite, hears of the Massacre and, keen to publicise it, comes to the tollbooth to question her on the events of that night, and the weeks preceding it. Leslie seeks any information that will condemn the Protestant King William, rumoured to be involved in the massacre, and reinstate the Catholic James.

Corrag agrees to talk to him so that the truth may be known about her involvement, and so that she may be less alone, in her final days. As she tells her story, Leslie questions his own beliefs and purpose - and a friendship develops between them that alters both their lives.

In WITCH LIGHT, Susan Fletcher tells us the story of an epic historic event, of the difference a single heart can make - and how deep and lasting relationships that can come from the most unlikely places.

Susan Fletcher was born in 1979 in Birmingham. She graduated from the UEA Creative Writing Course and now lives in the West Midlands. Her first novel was Eve Green.
Title:Witch LightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.97 inPublished:March 21, 2011Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0007321600

ISBN - 13:9780007321605

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous prose, great story! I loved this book so much, I bought two copies: one solely to lend out and one to keep. I bought the first while on a holiday in Scotland with my daughter to visit Glencoe, a place important to my ancestors. The prose is so beautifully written that is draws you into the world of Corrag and wild things. The author did a ton of research about the Glencoe massacre and the land itself, and you feel yourself a part of it.
Date published: 2017-07-09