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The Vanishing Witch

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The critically acclaimed Queen of the Dark Ages introduces a chilling novel set against the backdrop of the Peasants' Revolt.

About the Author

Karen Maitland travelled and worked in many parts of the United Kingdom before settling for many years in the beautiful medieval city of Lincoln, an inspiration for her writing. She is the author of The White Room, Company of Liars, The Owl Killers, The Gallows Curse and The Falcons of Fire and Ice. She has recently relocated to a life of rural bliss in Devon.


Glorious stuff, intriguing and thrilling... a great story well told * * I relished the colour, the meticulously researched detail and strong characters -- Fanny Blake * Woman and Home * A wonderfully Gothic atmosphere... Maitland has produced another gripping tale, from a darker age, which has surprising resonances with the present * Independent * Just put it on your list to read. You won't regret it at all * * Beautifully written with an uncanny eye for detail * * A riveting, page-turning whopper of a book that had me captivated - in fact, positively bewitched - from the start. Blending history, superstition, folklore, murder, mystery and witchcraft sublimely, this ... is an absolute must-read * * An immensely powerful tale ... This is masterly storytelling, generous to the reader from start to finish * * Karen Maitland truly is the Doyenne of medieval fiction ... A tempting, beguiling and truly bewitching read * * Maitland has created a rich and believable medieval world with extraordinary attention to detail and finely wrought prose; her huge, deftly drawn cast of characters spring vividly to life * Sunday Express * A gem, crafted in the darkness ... Maitland has produced another gripping tale, from a darker age, which has surprising resonances with the present * Independent on Sunday *

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