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The Witch and the Priest

The Witch and the Priest [Kindle Edition]

Hilda Lewis , Alison Weir
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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"Her books are among the finest historical novels ever written." - Alison Weir

"[O]rgies, spells, and rites . . . a tasty brew!" - Library Journal

"This novel by Hilda Lewis is one of the best I have ever read about witchcraft." - Dennis Wheatley

"All-out weirdness ... The ghost of a witch and the parson who sent her up for trial and is now tormenting himself ... crimes, orgies, and the Devil in person." - Illustrated London News

Samuel Fleming, an aging priest, is tormented by doubts on the case of Joan Flower and her daughters Margaret and Philippa, whom he helped condemn to death as witches in 1618. Were they guilty? Was justice done? Did he do all he could to save their souls? The spirit of Joan Flower appears to him and tells him that she has been rejected by both Heaven and Hell and is condemned to wander the earth. She unfolds a story of horror, telling how she and her daughters became witches, participated in orgies at the witches' sabbath with the Devil himself, cast spells to kill and torment their enemies, and eventually faced trial and execution. As Samuel listens, he tries desperately to find some way to save the witch's soul. And the stakes are high: for as the witch tells her horrifying tale, Samuel realizes that hers is not the only soul in jeopardy, and if he fails, he may be joining her in Hell!

Hilda Lewis (1896-1974), a prolific author of historical fiction, ranked The Witch and the Priest (1956), based on the real-life case of the Witches of Belvoir, as her own favourite among her many novels. In creating this masterpiece of historical fiction, Lewis conducted extensive research on the case and on early works of witchcraft and demonology, resulting in a novel that is both compulsively readable and historically accurate. This new edition is the first in more than 40 years and includes an introduction by bestselling historian and novelist Alison Weir, and the original jacket art by Evelyn Gibbs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1765 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Valancourt Books (20 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,745 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hilda Lewis was born in London. She edited her school and college magazines and taught in London for a time. Married, with one son, she and her husband lived in Nottingham, where Professor Lewis was a member of the University. She lived a quiet life in the beautiful precincts of the University where she devoted a great deal of her time to reading and writing as well as to running her home.

She wrote a number of novels for adults as well as the script for the film Mandy. She had always been interested in writing for children and considered that a children's book needs as much, if not more, care than an adult novel.

Hilda Lewis died in 1974.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My Mum's favourite book 7 Jan 2013
By E Jones
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This is my mum's favourite book and she loaned her much read copy to someone & it was never returned so she was delighted to get this for Christmas. A very unusual storyline but an interesting idea of what being a witch (or not) would have meant all those years ago. A book that leaves you thinking.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best novels ever written. 6 July 2002
By A Customer
I have read this novel (4) times, you could say I liked it quite a lot. It is a story of a woman who sold her soul and is now wandering in limbo. And the priest who is trying to bring her back to God. It is a wonderful story that kept me turning the pages until they literally fell out of the book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 5 July 2014
good read
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