Babes in the Wood

Babes in the Wood: The Witches of Woodville 2

Paperback Published on: 28/10/2021
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Babes in the Wood
Magical WWII Mayhem
The Witches of Woodville are fast becoming a firm favourite, there's a light humorous touch to the writing and some sharply observed social commentary, mix... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth


'A young witch to rival Tiffany Aching. Magic!' FMA Dixon 'ACE. Smart and funny and written so warmly. It's an absolutely smashing read' Pernille Hughes, author of Probably the Best Kiss in the World  ​  July, 1940. In a quiet village in rural Kent, a magical mystery leads to murder . . . Woodville has returned to 'normal' after the departure of the Crow Folk. The villagers put out fires from aircraft shot down in the Battle of Britain, and Faye Bright discovers that magic can be just as dangerous as any weapon. The arrival of a trio of Jewish children fleeing the Nazis brings the fight for Europe to the village. When their guardian is found dead, Faye must play nanny to the terrified children while gathering clues to uncover a dark magic that threatens to change the course of the war. And she must do it quickly – the children have seen too much and someone wants them silenced for good. *** For fans of Lev Grossman and Terry Pratchett comes the second novel in this delightful series of war, mystery and a little bit of magic . . . Don't miss the other magical books in the WITCHES OF WOODVILLE series! #1 The Crow Folk #2 Babes in the Wood #3 The Ghost of Ivy Barn  #4 The Holly King  Praise for The Witches of Woodville series 'Beautiful and engaging and clever and what more could you ask for in a book?' Manda Scott, bestselling author of A Treachery of Spies 'Swept me straight back to days of losing myself in Diana Wynne Jones novels, and getting lost in truly absorbing, sometimes scary, sometimes emotive adventure with its roots in folklore and history. A story that is full of magic and delight that will thrill readers of any age' Rowan Coleman, author of The Girl at the Window 'Extremely funny, full of imagination, verve and typical English "home counties" wit' Irish Independent  'A delightful mash-up of Dad’s Army and Charmed. An absolute treat' CK McDonnell, author of Stranger Times 'Warm, witty, witchy wartime fun. With Mark Stay as writer you're always guaranteed a magical read' Julie Wassmer, author of the Whitstable Pearl Mysteries   'You'll love it: Doctor Who meets Worzel Gummidge' Lorna Cook, author of The Forgotten Village   'A jolly romp with witches, demons, and bellringing. Pratchett fans will enjoy this, and Faye is a feisty and fun hero. Dad's Army meets Witches of Eastwick' Ian W Sainsbury

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781471197994
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 25 mm

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Babes in the Wood
Fun Read
'Babes in the Wood' is set a little while after the events of 'The Crow Folk'. It is July 1940. The Battle of Britain is going on in the skies above the vi... READ MORE
Stephanie Vann
Babes in the Wood
A heady mix of magic and World War II
After reading and enjoying the first book in this series, “The Crow Folk”, in order to get up to speed, I got stuck into “Babes in the Wood” as soon as pos... READ MORE
Kid Ferrous
Babes in the Wood
Highly recommended
I read "The Crow Folk" and fell in love with this series, having a lot of fun and loving the world building and the great characters. It would be easy to c... READ MORE
Babes in the Wood
A Smashing read
Babes in the Wood is another smashing read from Mark Stay. The Witches of Woodville series goes from strength to strength with this rollicking, action-pack... READ MORE
P Hughes
Babes in the Wood
Magical adventures in WW2
Babes in the Wood is the second of the Witches of Woodville series by Mark Stay and I enjoyed it even more than the first installment, The Crow Folk. Babe... READ MORE
Verity Halliday