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Preview — Witch Child by Celia Rees
Witch Child (Witch Child #1)
Witch Child is a diary of sorts that starts out with Mary, recounting the horrific and humiliating witch trial that her beloved old grandmother had to endure before her public execution in England. It follows Mary as she makes her journey to the New World where she realized that things are not much different than they were in...more
This is such a great book, and I've loved it for years. It's not a high-paced thriller and to be honest not much actually happens, but it is a great, pleasant read, and totally compelling.
I love the various settings and all of the conflict which comes with them.
This book flirts with fantasy but there's very little outright. It not in your face, it's subtle and quite tame. It comes across as very realistic and what magic is mentioned is rather vag...more
This book was one of the most boring books I evEr read in my life. From cover to cover a bunch of nonsense. It was like any other book you would find in a book store. This book should not ever be handed out again. Thats all i have to say.BORING!!
The main character Mary N...more
One of the things Jeffrey and I always do in a new city is go to the art museum and seek out good used bookstores. I found this one at Bards...more
Witch Child tells the story of a girl named Mary, whose grandmother was hanged for being a witch. She had to leave, before the townspeople turned on her as well. And so she was taken away from the only home she’s know by a mysterious woman she’s never met, Mary is sent to America for her own safety. But life aboard a ship of Puritans heading to the New World is just as dangerous as it was back home in England – maybe more so. Can she keep her secret? Or will she be disc...more
Semplice, ma non banale, ambientato nella America del 1600 invasa dai nuovi coloni puritani che, partendo giudicati dall'Inghilterra, arrivano nel Nuovo Mondo pronti a giudicare a loro volta, un nuovo mondo di indigeni, ma anche il loro stesso sangue, accusandolo di stregoneria.
Un libro sui pregiudizi, su...more
Although Mary never knew her parents, she lived happily in a cabin in the woods with her grandmother and pets. However, her grandmother was a healer, a trusted member of the community until only recently. Now, she's gone, and Mary is alone in the world, on the run from the witch hunters.
A mysterious benefactor comes to Mary's aid, telling her that she must set sail for the American colonies with a tight knit community of Puritans. Even though Mary...more
Here is a teaser from my review:
Witch Child takes the form of a diary written by Mary Nuttal (claiming to be Mary Newbury). After her grandmother is killed for supposedly being a witch, Mary is sent to America to assume a new identity and sever all ties with her past, ties which may get her killed. She takes up with a colony of Puritans traveling to the New World, and soon finds a place among them. But she also finds herself t...more
This story reads very much like a journal would. There is not a lot of...more
- L'ho finito!
- E ti è piaciuto?
- Mica tanto.
- E' scritto male?
- No, che c'entra, scritto male no, però ...
- E' una scrittura un po' ridondante, capisco che ha a che fare con il periodo in cui è ambientato, metà del 1600 tra l'inghilterra e l'america, la caccia alle streghe, gli indiani, però ho fatto fatica.
- A te piacciono le streghe.
- Di brutto!
- Ma questo libro no?
- Nemmeno un perso
Favourite Quote: 'If I had any power, any at all, I would destroy them all, right here and now. I would turn them into mass of fornicating toads. I would turn them into leprous blind newts and set them to eat themselves. I would cover their bodies with suppurating plague sores. I would curse them...more
In Witch Child a lot of similar history and events are written, and history is always useful to learn from our ancestors mistakes and as a lesson, for example at some point in the story Mary and...more
Mary Nuttall was just sixteen years old when her grandmother Eliza – the only family she’d ever known – was murdered. Accused of practicing witchcraft, the old woman was tortured, stripped naked, bound, and “floated” - tossed into a river to sink or swim. Her buoyancy taken as a sure sign of guilt, Eliza was pulled from the water only so that she could be hanged in public. Once trusted to heal their loved ones, Eliza’s friends and neighbors in this rural Englis...more
During the boat ride Mary met a lot of new people that doesn't know if she a witch or not including herself.She met Martha a kind women, Jonah and Tobias,Jake,S...more
When young Mary Newbury’s grandmother is accused and hanged for being a witch Mary disguises herself as a Puritan girl set to America. Challenges find her around every turn. She reaches America after a long voyage and finds herself in a new settlement along with th...more
In città vivono nove streghe, tre vestite di lana, tre vestite di stracci, tre del miglior velluto...
Inghilterra, 1659. La giovane Mary assiste all'impiccagione per stregoneria della nonna Alice Nuttall. Subito dopo viene aiutata da una giovane e graziosa donna che organizza la sua partenza verso il Nuovo Mondo insieme a un gruppo di puritani in fuga dall'Inghilterra.
Non aspettatevi un libro fantasy o horror sulle streghe. La stregoneria di cui parla Celia Rees è quella reale, per cui...more
Witch Child is historical fiction done the way it should be done, the way that makes some people wonder if it's fiction at all. The book starts off by letting us know that the pages of a diary have been found, stitched in between the fabric of an old quilt. That diary belonged to a young girl named Mary. Mary's story is a sad one, raised by her grandmother during the 1600s. She had no ide...more
With regards to the premise and the style of writing, this book contains diary entries written by Mary, the granddaughter of a witch, around 1659-1660. It is regarded as a children...more
The book is set in 1659, after the Civil War. There were many Puritans living in England who were concerned for their well-being and considered taking the journey to the New World, America, and starting a new lif...more
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She was born in 1949 in Solihull, West Midlands but now lives in Leamington Spa with her husband and teenage daughter. Rees attended University of Warwick and earned a degree in History of Politics. After university, she taught English in Coventry secondary schools for seventeen years, dur...more