Cunning Women

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1620s, Lancashire. Away from the village lies a small hamlet, abandoned since the Plague, where only one family dwell amongst its ruins. Young Sarah Haworth, her mother, brother and little sister Annie are a family of outcasts by day and the recipients of visitors by night. They are cunning folk, the villagers will always need them, quick with a healing balm or more, should your needs require. They can keep secrets too, because no one would believe them anyway. When Sarah spies a young man taming a wild horse, she risks being caught to watch him calm the animal. And when Daniel sees Sarah he does not just see a strange, dirty thing, he sees her for who she really is, a strong creature about to come into her own. But can something as fragile as love blossom between these two in such a place as this?

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ONE OF GRAZIA‘S BEST BOOKS OF 2021

‘I loved it. Atmospheric and so good’ MARIAN KEYES
‘A dark, bewitching and captivating read that had my heart in my mouth by the ending’ JENNIFER SAINT, author of ARIADNE

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?

‘Fans of intensely atmospheric historical fiction will love this’ STYLIST
‘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’ OBSERVER
‘Wonderfully original . . . devastating . . . and fabulously atmospheric’ ELODIE HARPER, author of THE WOLF DEN

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Weight 0.266 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

332

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K