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Daughters of the Witching Hill

Daughters of the Witching Hill - Mary Sharratt Another excellent book about the people accused of witchcraft on Pendle Hill in 1612. This time the story is told by Demdike and her granddaughter, Alizon. I found this interpretation to be as heartbreaking as Mist Over Pendle was entertaining. It describes a family's slow slide to absolute ruin as, one after another, each member suffers mistreatment at the hands of others, forcing them to turn on each other and take dire measures just to survive. Unfortunately, their friends and neighbours are dragged down with them.

What a gripping story. as the tale neared its climax I was devastated because I knew what was going to happen. If you enjoyed The Heretic's Daughter you should read this.