Friday, May 16, 2014

New book review from the Museum library

Reviewed by Hannah, who read this book after it was donated to the library by the author.  Syd Moore visited the Museum in April as part of research for her work.

Witch Hunt by Syd Moore is an emotional ghostly novel based in Essex alternating between a modern 'Essex Girl' journalist and the challenges that women in Essex faced around the time of the Witchfinder Matthew Hopkins. Although heart rending at times at the injustice of the era, Syd draws on the strengths of these women and how they connect through time to today, looking for justice. Some clever twists happen along the way, including theoretical links with the later Salem trials, making this an entrancing read.

Published by Harper Collins ISBN; 978-1-84756-269-2

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