The Witch and Her Soul, Paperback Book
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Jane Southworth. Bastard daughter of Sir Richard Shireburn, great knight of the realm.

Outspoken wife of nobleman John Southworth of Samlesbury Hall.

Friend of Alice Nutter, farmer, humanitarian and alleged witch of Pendle.

At her dying husband's bedside, Jane's extraordinary diary is born.

Confessional, raw, evocative, her soul-deep writings reveal her world, her forbidden beliefs and desires.

Around her, in a time of treachery, suspicion and vicious persecution, begins the frenzied pursuit of innocents accused of witchcraft, culminating in a terrible trial that is to pull Jane right into its heart.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Carnegie Publishing Ltd
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9781874181903


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I picked this up on a whim and was swept away - solid prose with a period turn of phrase and an intriguing glimpse into a dark and troubled period. I had no idea it alluded to real events, but thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns of the narration as one woman came to terms with her life.