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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; Reprint edition (24 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719561213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719561214
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gives the ordinary reader a visceral sense of mid-seventeenth-century England ... satisfyingly complex (Selina O'Grady, Literary Review)

Very highly recommended (The Cauldron)

an 'evocative travelogue...setpieces of rich description' (TLS)

Gaskill has become an expert on the Great British witch-hunt ... a completely readable non-fiction book on a gripping subject.' (Suffolk Journal, Norfolk Journal, The Essex Magazi)

The incessant peculiarity of the accusations could easily make the stories told in this book seem quaint rather than horrific. But Gaskill avoids this trap by describing each case in a vivid manner, making one aware at all times of the human tragedy. His description of a hanging, for instance could leave no reader unmoved (Craig Brown, Book of the Week, Mail on Sunday)

It is a riveting subject, engagingly told, and worth a read. (Catholic Herald)

The book is a timely warning for those who think that witch trials are a matter of history. (The Times)

This is a terrible tale marvellously told ... This is how history should be known. (the oldie)

He's a very lucid and human writer, very good at setting the social context, helping you understand how the phenomenon of witchfinders came out of the dislocation of the civil war. (Independent on Sunday)

Gaskill tells the story of the witch-hunt in full and accurate detail, for the first time, and with uncommon skill ... His book is both a solid contribution to knowledge and a splendid example of history as gripping literature (Ronald Hutton, Independent)

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'The most chilling witch-hunt in English history ... fascinating' Independent on Sunday

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