Published by Catnip ISBN 9781846471636 / Not yet Published (‘June’)

Crowham Martyrs boarding school is not for the faint hearted. Maddy has seen ghosts all her life, but when she starts at her new school she starts to have visions and blacks out. There is a strong smell of burning. The sounds of flames and screaming….

I have always quite liked witches and I have always enjoyed stories about them. For younger readers – The Worst Witch series (Jill Murphy), and the Wickedest Witch books (Martin Howard)…then there are the ‘Potter’ books too. None though have covered the persecution of witches, and certainly not quite as vividly as Jane  has done in this. It is quite extraordinary and just a little, well more than a little, disturbing. Full of witches and demons….’There is one more monstrous than the rest…’

Not to be read just before sleep…

The cover shown on the Internet is that above – which to me looks a little dull…Perhaps something by Arthur Rackham would be more interesting…

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