The Witching Tide

The Witching Tide

Regular price £16.99

Margaret Meyer

Category: Fiction Saga / Historical

Format: Hardback

Publication date: 7/6/23

Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 336 pages

Weight: 454

Dimensions: 147 x 224 x 35

THERE IS POWER IN SILENCEEast Anglia, 1645. Martha Hallybread, a midwife, healer and servant, has lived for more than four decades in her beloved coastal village of Cleftwater. Everyone knows Martha, but no one has ever heard her speak. One Autumn morning, the peaceful atmosphere of Cleftwater is shattered by a sinister arrival and Martha becomes a silent witness to a witch-hunt. As a trusted member of the community, she is enlisted to search the bodies of the accused women. But whilst Martha wants to help her friends, she also harbours a dark secret that could cost her own freedom. In desperation, she revives a wax witching doll that she inherited from her mother, in the hope that it will bring protection. But the doll's true powers are unknowable, the tide is turning, and time is running out . . . An immersive and deeply moving novel inspired by true events, The Witching Tide breathes new life into history whilst holding up a mirror to the world we live in now. A story of loyalty and betrayal, fear and obsession, the impact of misogyny and the power of resistance, it is a magnificent debut from a striking new literary voice.