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Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt
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Apr 24, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, my-reviews
Read from April 24 to 26, 2010

What I most appreciated about this book is its authenticity. Some historical novels dealing with witchcraft seemed to be drawn from Neo-Pagan sources. This book is based on a witch from historical records and her practices are taken from the trial transcript. Some trial transcripts contained wildly extravagant stories that were obviously derived from torture. This didn't happen in the case of Bess Southerns for reasons that will become clear in the course of reading the book. Daughters of the Witching Hill is very grounded in the period. The characters and relationships are very well drawn and the plot is suspenseful. It was difficult for me to put the book down, though I had to in order to complete a library school assignment. So when you read this book, you should allow time to read it cover to cover.
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