Friday, 4 January 2013

The Daylight Gate - Pendle Witches

The Daylight Gate is a book by Jeanette Winterson.  It tells the story of the women and men accused of witchcraft in Pendle (Lancashire England) and their subsequent trial.

The book weaves in fact and fiction and includes cameos from Dr John Dee and William Shakespeare.

The writing is good, the descriptions often gruesome yet not gratuitious but based on the reality of the time.

I won't give the plot away, but it was a gripping read which I read in less than a day.

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