A.K Blakemore’s debut novel is addictive and drama-fuelled. A seventeenth century fight for survival because a witchhunter has the sinister power to accuse any woman at any time of being a witch. If you like historical dramas this is a treat, it’s also darkly witty and based on the true story of the Essex witch hunts. The Manningtree Witches is about the power of women to fight back against misogyny and male violence, a universal theme that’s always pertinent.
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