Witch Child

Witch Child : 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

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After Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hung for the crime, she is hurried to safety by an unknown woman who gives her tools to keep a record of her days - paper and ink. Then 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 will have to make important choices to ensure her survival. Vividly evoked, this is a powerful literary achievement by Celia Rees that is utterly engrossing from start to finish.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 281.23g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 21st birthday celebratory ed
  • 0747589976
  • 9780747589976
  • 2,189,062

About Celia Rees

Celia Rees is a high profile writer who has found a new and exciting voice in Witch Child. She has written several other books for children and young adults. Celia's recent Truth or Dare, published by Macmillan, received fantastic reviews. She lives in Leamington Spa.show more

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'Her absorbing and suspenseful story has a carefully constructed sense of time and place' Sunday Times 'Compelling and convincing Rees has become a major writer for teenage readers' Independent 'Cleverly constructed and written with both grace and urgency' Guardianshow more

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