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Mary Sharratt


Mary Sharratt

Mary Sharratt, the author of seven critically acclaimed novels, is on a mission to write strong women back into history. Her novels include DAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHING HILL, the Nautilus award-winning ILLUMINATIONS: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen, THE DARK LADY'S MASK: A Novel of Shakespeare's Muse, and ECSTASY, about the life, loves and music of Alma Mahler. She is an American who lives in Lancashire, England. 

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Books by Mary Sharratt

by Mary Sharratt - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Bess Southerns, an impoverished widow living in Pendle Forest, is haunted by visions and gains a reputation as a cunning woman. Drawing on the Catholic folk magic of her youth, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future. As she ages, she instructs her granddaughter, Alizon, in her craft. When a peddler suffers a stroke after exchanging harsh words with Alizon, a local magistrate, eager to make his name as a witch finder, plays neighbors and family members against one another until suspicion and paranoia reach frenzied heights.