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The Resource The familiars, Stacey Halls

The familiars, Stacey Halls

Label
The familiars
Title
The familiars
Statement of responsibility
Stacey Halls
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1612, Pendle Hill, England -- Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth is with child again. As the mistress of Gawthorpe Hall, she is anxious to provide her husband with an heir. But none of her previous pregnancies have come to term. Then she discovers a hidden letter from her physician that warns her husband that she will not survive another pregnancy. Distraught over the frightening revelation, Fleetwood wanders the woods of Pendle Hill, where she meets a young local woman named Alice Gray. A midwife, Alice promises Fleetwood she can help her deliver a healthy baby. But soon Alice is drawn into the frenzied accusations of witchcraft sweeping the countryside. Even the woodland creatures, the "familiars," are suspected of practicing the dark arts. Can Fleetwood trust that Alice is really who she says she is? As the two women's lives become intertwined, Fleetwood must risk everything to prove Alice's innocence in order to save her own unborn child. The hunt for witches reaches fever pitch. Time is running out. The trials are about to begin. Both their lives are at stake. Only they know the truth. Only they can save each other. Set against the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612, this rich and compelling novel draws its characters from historical figures as it explores the lives and rights of seventeenth-century women, ultimately raising the question: Is witch-hunting really just women-hunting?
Cataloging source
AJP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halls, Stacey
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.A4964
LC item number
F36 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midwives
  • Midwifery
  • Pregnant women
  • Female friendship
  • Witch hunting
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Pendle (England)
  • Pendle Hill (England)
  • Lancashire (England)
  • Great Britain
Label
The familiars, Stacey Halls
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1085234724
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780778369189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1085234724
Label
The familiars, Stacey Halls
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1085234724
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780778369189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1085234724

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