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The Daylight Gate

By Jeanette Winterson

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Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 March 2013
GOOD FRIDAY, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire. A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by local magistrate, Roger Nowell. Is this a witches' Sabbat? Two notorious Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster Castle waiting trial. Why is the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter defending them? And why is she among the group of thirteen on Pendle Hill? Elsewhere, a starved, abused child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter, recently returned from France, is widely rumoured to be heading for Lancashire. his is the reign of James I, a Protestant King with an obsession- to rid his realm of twin evils, witchcraft and Catholicism, at any price ...

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Based on the Pendle witch trials of 1612, an extraordinary story of magic, superstition, and ruthless murder by Jeanette Winterson, author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

About the Author

Jeanette Winterson OBE is the author of ten novels, including Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion and Written on the Body; a book of short stories, The World and Other Places; a collection of essays, Art Objects, as well as many other works, including children's books, screenplays and journalism. Her writing has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E.M. Forster Award and the Prix d'argent at Cannes Film Festival. i> isit her website at www.jeanettewinterson.com

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"If you like her other novels, you will adore this. She has done her homework... the beauty of the writing, exemplary in its pared-down simplicity. It's so seductive that by the middle I was hooked." * Independent * "Sharp-eyed view of history... Winterson is at her best her when she's dealing with real horrors." * Observer * "This is a dazzling book. Winterson is a deft storyteller and a writer of wonderful economy. It is one of the very few contemporary novels that I actually wished were longer." * Literary Review * "A book worth reading - utterly compulsive, thick with atmosphere and dread, but sharp intelligence too...Ultimately she combines compelling history and poetic dialogue with suspense...This rather more sophisticated story would make a particularly vivid film." * Telegraph * "Winterson seamlessly blends history with fiction... The Daylight Gate is an enthralling story unfussily told, I read it all in one sitting, only wishing there were more." * Evening Standard *

EAN: 9780099561835
ISBN: 0099561832
Publisher: Hammer
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5 centimetres (0.13 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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