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Good story, well written
on 27 August 2013
Nell is the Merrybegot in question, a young girl protected by the magical beings around her, who helps her healer granny deliver local babies and dispense medicines to the villagers. Nell clashes with the Minister's daughters, particularly Grace, who decides to cover up her indiscretion with a local lad by accusing Nell of witchcraft. Enter witchfinder Matthew Hopkins, keen to earn his fee by branding both Nell and her granny witches.
The historical elements of this story mix well with the fictional tale of Nell, and I was easily caught up in the events as Nell tries to stay true to her heritage while escaping the fate Hopkins has in mind for her. It's a very enjoyable story, with great characters, a rattling plot, and a good twist in the tale, too!