Reviews and Blog Posts: witchcraft

The daylight gate

by Jeanette Winterson

DPL Rating:
4

Compelling and provocative, Jeanette Winterson’s latest complex work combines history and fantasy with tantalizing characters and mystical forces. It is horrifying to think that in 17th century England people were hunted and publicly killed for their religious beliefs, Catholics and those thought to be witches, most cruelly. True-life historical figure...

The daylight gate

by Jeanette Winterson

DPL Rating:
4

A visceral, brutal, and spare historical novel. England, 1612. King James I is ruling, and any remaining Catholics have fled to Lancashire. The law there uses their power to retaliate, rape, abuse, and torture, whether their victims be accused of sympathizing with the pope or of witchcraft. Alice Nutter is...

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