The Merrybegot

The Merrybegot

by JulieHearn (Author)

Synopsis

This is the story of Nell who lives with her grandmother, the local cunning woman and healer, in a west country village in the seventeenth century. When one of the minister's daughters falls pregnant, she and her sister attempt to conceal it by accusing Nell of putting a curse on them. The witchfinder general, Matthew Hopkins, is called in and in an atmosphere of fear, the local villagers turn nasty and Nell's grandmother falls victim to their hatred. Nell is all alone, and in great danger.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Published: 03 Feb 2005

ISBN 10: 0192791575
ISBN 13: 9780192791573
Children’s book age: 12+ Years
Book Overview: A stunning new novel by this important talent

Author Bio
Julie Hearn's first novel Follow Me Down was published in hardback in July 2003. The paperback was published in May 2004. She lives in Abingdon, Oxford.