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Includes PS Section A compelling mystery blending the witch trials of the past with a contemporary case of academic intrigue from this brilliant, well-loved novelist. A gripping blend of contemporary and historical mystery and intrigue that will delight fans of Iain Pears, Sarah Waters and A.S. Byatt. Fantastic paperback jacket reinvention. Well received on hardback publication. Competition: Sarah Waters, Iain Pears, A.S. Byatt

About the Author

A prolific poet and playwright, Maureen Duffy published her first novel, That's How It Was, in 1962. She is the author of Wounds, Capital and Londoners: An Elegy (the Londoners trilogy) and has written biographies of Purcell and Aphra Behn.


'Deftly handles the movement between two worlds, four centuries apart. Her range of cultural reference is dazzling.' Literary Review

'Riveting ... blending passion, wit, and witchcraft to sparkling effect.' Daily Mail

'A fascinating coda to the history of the twentieth century politically engaged novel ... a novel that bristles with ideas.' Sunday Times

'A novel of high emotion and devious stratagems ... I read avidly to the (literally) incendiary close.' Spectator

Praise for Maureen Duffy:

'Maureen Duffy is one of the few British writers of fiction of real class' Financial Times

'An experienced, prolific novelist; nothing she writes can fail.' Daily Telegraph

'Maureen Duffy is one of Britain's foremost writers.' Guardian

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