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Witch Light

by Susan Fletcher

Historical Fiction

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The new novel from Susan Fletcher, author of the bestselling 'Eve Green' and 'Oystercatchers'. It is a tale of passion and courage, magic and betrayal, and the difference that a single heart can make to the great events of history.

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Witch Light Synopsis

1692. Corrag, a wild young girl from the mountains of Scotland, has been imprisoned as a witch. Terrified, in a cold, filthy cell, she awaits her fate of death by burning -- until she is visited by Charles Leslie, a young Irishman, hungry to question her. For Corrag knows more than it seems: she was witness to the bloody and brutal Massacre of Glencoe. But to reveal what she knows, Corrag demands a chance to tell her true story.

Witch Light Press Reviews

'Corrag's descriptions combine the oblique originality of a child with the precision and control of a poet!the novel is crowded with images stunning in their freshness and simplicity!there are moments when the sheer beauty of the prose takes one's breath away!it is a novel of extraordinary beauty and quiet power that is impossible, having read it, not to look at the world anew'
Guardian

'Corrag is a beguiling and sensitive heroine and Fletcher's powers of description are as strong as ever in her third novel'
Financial Times

'Fletcher gives Corrag a lyrical narrative voice!a fascinating aspect of history'
Daily Mail

'Susan Fletcher's lyrical, poetic style is burnished to a rare shine in her third book!her descriptions of the Scottish landscape are breathtaking, as is her depiction of the lonesome girl who is enraptured by the beauty of the Highlands!Incredibly moving'
Marie Claire

'As compelling as it is heartbreaking!Fletcher's powerful prose will stay with you long after you finish the last page. Highly recommended'
Image Magazine

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ISBN: 9780007321605
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007321605
Publication date: 3rd March 2011
Author: Susan Fletcher
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Susan Fletcher

Susan Fletcher was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Susan Fletcher was born in 1979 in Birmingham. She studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and lives in Stratford-upon-Avon. Her first novel, Eve Green won the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Betty Trask Prize and Author's Club Best First Novel Award. Her second novel Oystercatchers was published in 2007 to great acclaim. Author photo © Graeme Cornes

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