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The Witchfinder's Sister (Paperback)

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The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it, is one hundred and six...1645. When Alice Hopkins' husband dies in a tragic accident, she returns to the small Essex town of Manningtree, where her brother Matthew still lives.But home is no longer a place of safety. Matthew has changed, and there are rumours spreading through the town: whispers of witchcraft, and of a great book, in which he is gathering women's names.To what lengths will Matthew's obsession drive him?And what choice will Alice make, when she finds herself at the very heart of his plan?

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryHistorical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 27/02/2017 ISBN-13: 9780241978047  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Beth Underdown lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester. Her first novel, The Witchfinder's Sister, is based on the life of the 1640s witchfinder Matthew Hopkins. Beth's interest in seventeenth-century England was sparked by the work of her great-uncle David Underdown, one of that period's foremost historians. She came across a brief mention of Matthew Hopkins while reading a book about midwifery, igniting an interest which turned into an all-consuming hunt for the truth about this infamous killer.

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