The Witchfinder's Sister. Beth Underdown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We were not sure how we would feel about a period piece, until we opened the pages of The Witchfinder's Sister. However, is is intriguing, interesting and keeps you sucked in to the story.

The Witchfinder's Sister. Beth Underdown Granted, we have always been particularly pulled to this period of time. However, not even the cinema has always been able to keep the story alive. Not well, anyway.

The drama begins in 1645 in Manningtree (in Essex), when Alice Hopkins leaves London, due to her husband Josef's tragic passing. Her brother Matthew lives in Manningtree. What follows after this is a wild trip. We have not spoilered this review, hence, you shall have to read it for yourself if you are interested in 17th century literature.
Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 25, 2017)

Interesting to note is that this piece employs an excellent mix of fact and fiction to tell the tale. She addresses this in an Author's Note. This fact is stated elsewhere in the book. However, the Author's Note goes into more detail about this.

Print Length: 336 pages
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
Sold by: Random House LLC
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

About Beth Underdown:

Beth Underdown was born in Rochdale in 1987. She studied at the University of York and then the University of Manchester, where she is now a Lecturer in Creative Writing.

The Witchfinder’s Sister is her first novel, and is out with Viking in the UK and Ballantine in the US in Spring 2017. The book is based on the life of the 1640s witch finder Matthew Hopkins, whom she first came across while reading a book about seventeenth-century midwifery. As you do.

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