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The Vanishing Witch
The Vanishing Witch | Karen Maitland
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The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland, author of the hugely popular Company of Liars will thrill fans of CJ Sansom and Kate Mosse with its chilling recreation of the Peasants' Revolt. It offers an intelligent, beautifully researched glimpse of a more deadly, superstitious era ... 'A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists' Daily Mail on The Falcons of Fire and Ice By the pricking of my thumbs ... Lincoln, 1380. A raven-haired widow is newly arrived in John of Gaunt's city, with her two unnaturally beautiful children in tow. The widow Catlin seems kind, helping wool merchant Robert of Bassingham care for his ill wife. Surely it makes sense for Catlin and her family to move into Robert's home? But when first Robert's wife - and then others - start dying unnatural deaths, the whispers turn to witchcraft. The reign of Richard II brings bloody revolution, but does it also give shelter to the black arts? And which is more deadly for the innocents of Lincoln?
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Caroline2
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I really liked the medieval setting and the characters but the plot draggged too much and it was a bit predictable. Still enjoyed it tho. 👍 #scaryscavengerhunt (with a witch in it) #scarathlon #teamstoker

Linsy Love that pumpkin! 🎃 1mo
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Caroline2
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I am really enjoying this medieval tale at the mo! I‘m gripped and engrossed! Bring on the time travel.... 🤓
And that‘s one more point for #teamGryffindor!!! I mean, #teamstoker 😆 it‘s been a long night....! #scarathlon

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RealBooks4ever This sounds good! 💜 1mo
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Caroline2
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I‘m hoping this book is going to cast its witchy #spell on me tonight. 😉 #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker

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Melissa_J
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Set against the backdrop of the Peasant‘s Revolt in late 14th century England, this novel features murder, mayhem and witchcraft. It‘s dark, but oh so good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Melissa_J
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On our way home - only 976 km to go. Good thing I have books with me 😊.

Any other Karen Maitland fans out there? @TrishB maybe?

TheSpineView Kudos to you if can read in the car while riding. I can for only a short period before I get car sick. So I have to do an audio book which drives my husband crazy since I can't hear him. 1y
Oryx I've read three or four of hers, really enjoyed them. 1y
TrishB I‘ve only read one so far - which I really enjoyed, I just don‘t seem to have got to the others! 1y
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Wan.der.love Yes, she‘s a great author 👍🏻 1y
NHLibrarian I‘ve read a few, Company of Liars is my favorite so far. 1y
Melissa_J @TheSpineView I‘m thankful I don‘t suffer from any sort of motion sickness in moving vehicles. 1y
Melissa_J @Oryx @TrishB @Wan.der.love @NHLibrarian Yay! I‘m glad she has other fans. This one is really good. I want to keep reading but my e-reader battery just died 😩 1y
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Oryx
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I can't believe I never knew this was five minutes from my work. I feel a few more lunchtime audiowalks coming on. Enjoying some medieval mystery with Karen Maitland.

IamIamIam Is that a boat? 2y
Oryx @IamIamIam yeah it's a house boat on the canal. 2y
IamIamIam That's so cool!!!!! 2y
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Oryx @IamIamIam sometimes I think it would be great to live on one, and then I remember I'd have nowhere to store my books ☺️ 2y
IamIamIam LOL, a scary thought!!! You'd really have to commit to a digital library!!! 2y
Cinfhen Pretty 2y
drokka I considered a tiny home until I remembered my library. Then I thought I'd just get a second one; you could get a second boat 😁 2y
Oryx @drokka perfect! One to live in, one for the library. And maybe a rope between them, in case I want to move. I'm on it. 2y
LeahBergen This looks amazing. My husband and I want to rent one of these for a holiday. 2y
Oryx @LeahBergen I've done that once, was lovely and relaxing, and lots of lovely pubs to stop off at. 2y
LeahBergen @Oryx Your mentioning of "lots of pubs" has just sealed the deal for me! ? 2y
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Balibee146
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Very keen on this #TBRsomeday

I-read-and-eat I love Karen Maitland. This was a good book 😊 2y
Balibee146 @I-read-and-eat i think I have The Gallows Curse tbr as well! Have a hunch I will love her..... 2y
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Clare_Riley
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The atmosphere in this book is pitched just right - I got a real feel for the superstition of that time. I don't know quite who I was rooting for though; they were all quite unpleasant characters (except for the very poor, put upon Gunther and his family). I loved the chapter headings - all little homilies on how to ward off witches, have good luck or inspire love. I might have to see if some of them work!!

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I-read-and-eat
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My first bookpair for #historymonth is actually a booktrio. Ian Mortimer's book is well a written, witty introduction to late medieval England. If you say medieval England you say The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer actually made me laugh with some of his stories. Others are a bit less entertaining but it's a great read. And Maitland's novel about a witch in fourteenth century England is a great autumn read. Let me know your picks for #historymonth!

LeahBergen This is so great! 3y
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