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5.0 out of 5 stars
A Book You'll Return To Again & Again!, 4 Dec. 2002
This book is all the more interesting for it's basis in fact. the Pendle Witches did exist, and were probably just how they are described in this story. The heroine, Margery, holds our interest from the start, as she is intelligent, lively and courageous. On coming to Pendle, she is immediately faced with the fact of suspected witchcraft in the local community and the muddy undercurrents of malice and hatred which pervade the apparently quiet and peaceful countryside. The story follows Margery's involvment in all that follows ending in the bringing to justice of the witches. All the characters in this story are very well drawn and the flavour of the period comes across very strongly. I have read this book so often that my first copy fell to pieces and I had to buy another!