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The Daylight Gate, Winterson,  Jeanette
The Daylight Gate
Jeanette Winterson

Paperback $22.99 - RANDOM HOUSE UK
Fiction - Published: 1/May/2013 - ISBN: 9780099561835

"GOOD FRIDAY, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire. A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by local magistrate, Roger Nowell. Is this a witches' Sabbat? Two notorious Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster Castle waiting trial. Why is the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter defending them? And why is she among the group of thirteen on Pendle Hill? Elsewhere, a starved, abused child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter, recently returned from France, is widely rumoured to be heading for Lancashire. his is the reign of James I, a Protestant King with an obsession: to rid his realm of twin evils, witchcraft and Catholicism, at any price ..." "Jeanette Winterson OBE is the author of ten novels, including Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion and Written on the Body; a book of short stories, The World and Other Places; a collection of essays, Art Objects, as well as many other works, including children's books, screenplays and journalism. Her writing has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E.M. Forster Award and the Prix d'argent at Cannes Film Festival. i> isit her website at www.jeanettewinterson.com"

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