Both intriguing and enlightening, The Witch of Hodderford is written in the form ofmemoirs by a retired, non-conformist clergyman.
Easy-going, if somewhatconventional, John Wilkes' world is turned upside-down when a member of hiscongregation claims to make out-of-body visits to first century Palestine.
Thewoman, a former nurse, brings back eye-witness accounts of several major eventsas depicted in the Gospels.
These, together with her own critical explanationsare, to say the least, highly heretical. In addition, Wilkes has problems enough at home in the shapeof his precocious young daughter and his older son; who, despite studyingphysics at university, cannot resist joining his father in an attempt toresolve the mystery.
Others also become involved, including the clergyman'swife, the caretaker's wife... and a Professor of linguistics! After a brush with a would-be Witch-finder General and aneven more fearsome `hot-gospeller', the approach of Holy Week and Easterforeshadows more earth-shattering, apocalyptic theories; and they don'tdisappoint.
But Wilkes, his family and friends are made of sterner stuff.
So `all'swell that ends well'... or does it?
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Troubador Publishing
- Publication Date: 28/06/2018
- Category: Religious & spiritual fiction
- ISBN: 9781788038577