by Jeanette Winterson

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Compelling and provocative, Jeanette Winterson’s latest complex work combines history and fantasy with tantalizing characters and mystical forces. It is horrifying to think that in 17th century England people were hunted and publicly killed for their religious beliefs, Catholics and those thought to be witches, most cruelly. True-life historical figure Alice Nutter commands your attention as she struggles with her own accusation with her tenacious belief in magic, love and fighting against injustice. With the evocative language that uniquely marks her work, Winterson explores passion and punishment equally. A quick read, it will linger in your mind long after you’ve returned it to the library.

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