Daughters of the Witching Hill
By Mary Sharratt
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780547069678, 352pp.)
Publication Date: April 1, 2010
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A Light Far-Shining: A Novel of the Pendle Witches reveals the true story of Bess Southerns, aka Old Demdike, cunning woman, healer, and the most notorious of the Pendle Witches of 1612. (Set in Lancaster, England)
MARY SHARRATT is an American writer who has lived in the Pendle region of Lancashire, England, for the past seven years. The author of the critically acclaimed novels Summit Avenue, The Real Minerva, and The Vanishing Point, Sharratt is also the coeditor of the subversive fiction anthology Bitch Lit, a celebration of female antiheroes, strong women who break all the rules.
- What did you learn about life in northern England during this time?