By Jeanette Winterson
Stable FRIDAY, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire.
A mysterious accumulating of 13 humans is interrupted via neighborhood Justice of the Peace, Roger Nowell. is that this a witches' Sabbat?
Two infamous Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster fortress ready trial. Why is the gorgeous and filthy rich Alice Nutter protecting them? And why is she one of the team of 13 on Pendle Hill?
Elsewhere, a starved, abused baby lurks. And a Jesuit priest and previous Gunpowder plotter, lately again from France, is greatly rumoured to be heading for Lancashire. yet who will supply him sanctuary? and the way quick can he be caught?
This is the reign of James I, a Protestant King with an obsession: to rid his realm of dual evils, witchcraft and Catholicism, at any price...
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