When Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hung for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink. Mary is taken to a boat in Plymouth and from there sails to the New World where she hopes to make a new life among the pilgrims. But old superstitions die hard and soon Mary finds that she, like her grandmother, is the victim of ignorance and stupidity and once more she finds herself having to make important choices to ensure her survival. With a vividly evoked environment and characters skilfully and patiently drawn, this is a powerful literary achievement by Celia Rees, that is utterly engrossing from start to finish.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 127 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
- 18 Sep 2000
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
About Celia Rees
Celia Rees lives in Leamington Spa. She has written several other books for children and young adults and this is the first for Bloomsbury. Celia's recent TRUTH OR DARE published by Macmillan has been receiving fantastic reviews. Celia is a high profile writer who has found a new and exciting voice in this, her latest, book.