by Elizabeth Lee - £8.99 Penguin Books Ltd (2022)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781529156805 | ISBN 10: 1529156807
ONE OF GRAZIA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2021
Lancashire, 1620. Young Sarah Haworth and her family live as outcasts. They are 'cunning folk', feared by the local villagers by day, but called upon under cover of darkness for healing balms and spells.
Against the odds, love blossoms when Sarah meets Daniel, the local farmer's son.
But when a new magistrate arrives to investigate a spate of strange deaths, his gaze inevitably turns to Sarah and her family. In a world where cunning women are forced into darkness by powerful men, can Sarah reckon with her fate to protect all she holds dear?
"Elizabeth Lee's debut novel is timely in its depiction of hysteria and persecution, and beautifully evokes a historical period poised between dark ignorance and long-overdue enlightenment"
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