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Manningtree Witches

Author: Blakemore, A. K.
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 304
Pub Date: 04/03/2021
Publisher: GRANTA
ISBN: 9781783786435
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Quick overview A visceral, thrilling debut that reimagines the history of the Witchfinder General in 17th century England.
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Fear takes root in the women of Manningtree when the Witchfinder General comes to town.
Caught amidst betrayal and persecution, what must Rebecca West do to survive?

England, 1643. Parliament is battling the King; the war between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. Puritanical fervour has gripped the nation, and the hot terror of damnation burns black in every shadow.

In Manningtree, depleted of men since the wars began, the women are left to their own devices. At the margins of this diminished community are those who are barely tolerated by the affluent villagers - the old, the poor, the unmarried, the sharp-tongued. Rebecca West, daughter of the formidable Beldam West, fatherless and husbandless, chafes against the drudgery of her days, livened only by her infatuation with the clerk John Edes. But then newcomer Matthew Hopkins, a mysterious, pious figure dressed from head to toe in black, takes over The Thorn Inn and begins to ask questions about the women of the margins. When a child falls ill with a fever and starts to rave about covens and pacts, the questions take on a bladed edge.

The Manningtree Witches plunges its readers into the fever and menace of the English witch trials, where suspicion, mistrust and betrayal ran amok as the power of men went unchecked and the integrity of women went undefended. It is a visceral, thrilling book that announces a bold new talent.

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