Saturday, 3 January 2015

Accused:British Witches Throughout History


The end of 2014 was somewhat mixed; a month and a half of illness, two trips to the emergency department and a three day stay in hospital are parts I would rather not repeat. Amongst the drama, however, there was, I am now pleased to announce, some more positive news.

I have signed a contract with Pen and Sword Books to publish my book, Accused: British Witches Throughout History. This is a very exciting development, and one that would not have come about without first my writing this blog and secondly all the wonderful support from everyone reading it, so a very big thank you to everyone out there who has read and commented/emailed over the last few months, and I look forward to continuing throughout the coming year. 

Accused will embark on an in-depth exploration of Britain's most fascinating and notorious accused witches. On a journey from 14th Century Ireland to 20th Century Hampshire, the book examines the why, the how, and, most importantly, the who of these tantalising and evocative cases. My short-list of witches has been selected, and alongside continuing to blog here and at the wonderful A Covent Garden Gilflurt's Guide to Life and WhizzPast blogs, I'll be busy researching and writing over the next few months to bring together the fascinating and complex world of the accused.

And in case it wasn't obvious, I really cannot wait!


Visit to the Witch
Edward Frederick Brewtnall