A historical novel with a carefully crafted setting creates a wonderfully compelling read Headstrong Cecily Perrin leads a cast of vivid characters in this tense, plot-driven novel Lucy Jago writes in the vein of Celia Rees and Mary Hooper and is a welcome new voice to the world of fiction for children
Lucy Jago lives in London with her family. This is her first book for young readers. She has previously written two non-fiction titles for adults. The setting of this novel is real, a beautiful village in Somerset.
'This impressive historical debut is a beguiling mix of politics and witchcraft' The Bookseller 'Jago writes lyrically and handles a complicated plot with aplomb' Financial Times 'Lucy Jago pens a gripping murder mystery ... Witchcraft, political intrigue, family secrets and religious ambition combine to create a powerful novel' National Trust magazine 'This action-packed murder mystery is full of interesting period detail woven into the narrative with a light hand ... Her engaging heroine and the unfolding drama of this debut novel carry the reader along at a cracking pace' Books for Keeps