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The Merrybegot

by Julie Hearn

The Merrybegot Synopsis

The Merrybegot casts a powerful spell over its readers. Utterly bewitching. Abi Elphinstone In a remote west-country village, all is not as it seems. Rumours of bad magic and witchcraft are spreading. The piskies are whispering in the orchard and an ill wind is blowing. The fingers of blame are all pointing to Nell, the cunning woman's granddaughter. With the Witchfinder General on his way, Nell is alone, trapped, and in fear for her life. Who can she trust? And who will save her? This amazing story is being reissued with a stunning new cover by Karl James Mountford for a new generation of readers to enjoy.

The Merrybegot Press Reviews

Ingeniously structured, with compelling plot twists, it is engrossing and immediate; Hearn has the skill of a conjuror and her novel casts a spell. * Sunday Times * Superb. * The Times * A compelling tale. * Sunday Telegraph * The Merrybegot casts a powerful spell over its readers. Utterly bewitching. * Abi Elphinstone *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192769589
Publication date: 18th April 2019
Author: Julie Hearn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage),

About Julie Hearn

Julie Hearn has been writing all her life. After training as a journalist, she went to Australia, where she worked on a daily tabloid newspaper. She lived in Spain for a while before returning to England, where she worked as a features editor and freelance features writer. After her daughter was born she went back to her studies and obtained a BA in English and a MSt in women's studies. Julie's books have been shortlisted for many awards including the Carnegie Medal, the Branford Boase Award, the Waterstones Book Prize, and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

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