The Wheelwright's Daughter

  • Eleanor Porter

  • ISBN: 9781838895198

£21.99

Can she save herself from a witch's fate?Martha is a feisty and articulate young woman, the daughter of a wheelwright, living in a Herefordshire village in Elizabethan England. Unusually for... more

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Can she save herself from a witch's fate?
Martha is a feisty and articulate young woman, the daughter of a wheelwright, living in a Herefordshire village in Elizabethan England. Unusually for the time she is educated and so helps at the local school whilst longing to escape the confines and small-mindedness of a community riven by religious bigotry and poverty.
As she is able to read and is well-versed in herbal remedies she is suspected of being a witch. When a landslip occurs - opening up a huge chasm in the centre of the village - she is blamed for it and pursued remorselessly by the villagers.
But can her own wits and the love of local stablehand Jacob save her from a witch's persecution and death...
A brilliant and accomplished novel that perfectly captures the febrile atmosphere of Elizabethan village life in an age when suspicion and superstition were rife.
The Wheelwright's Daughter by Eleanor Porter

Genre
General Fiction

ISBN(s)
Large Print Paperback: 9781838895198
(21 Apr 2020)
Audio MP3 CD: 9781838895211
(21 Apr 2020)
Audio CD: 9781838895242
(21 Apr 2020)

Narrator(s)
Audio MP3 CD: Katherine Press
Audio CD: Katherine Press

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