Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Trio of Witchly Treats -- Happy Halloween!

To celebrate Halloween here are three of the best historical novels about witchcraft, and the persecution of women accused of it that I have ever read.

Travel back to the 17th century and revisit the most famous witchcraft trials in American history in Salem in the pages of Suzy Witten's novel The Afflicted Girls. And meet the Pendle Witches and witness England's infamous Lancashire Witch Trials of 1612 in Mary Sharratt's Daughters of The Witching Hill. And, lastly, read the poignant tale of an elderly woman accused of witchcraft by her own daughter-in-law, in a famine-stricken village in early 16th century Germany in Erika Mailman's The Witch's Trinity.

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