Stacey Halls (Author)
October 01, 2019
5.3 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author
Stacey Halls was born in 1989 and grew up in Lancashire, England. She studied journalism at the University of Central Lancashire and has worked as a journalist since the age of 21, writing for publications including The Independent, Fabulous magazine, Stylist and Psychologies. She lives in London with her husband. The Familiars is her first novel.
"The new Hilary Mantel!"--Cosmopolitan "An intricate and sensitive portrayal of a brave, tenacious young girl carving her place in the world. A must-read novel."-Heather Morris, bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz "Assured and alluring, this beautiful tale of women, witchcraft and the fight against power is a delight."-Jessie Burton, NYT bestselling author of The Miniaturist "A rich and atmospheric reimagining of a historical period rife with religious tensions, superstitions, misogyny and fear....Now with so many high profile men claiming to be victims of a witch hunt, it's good to understand what a real one feels like." New York Times Book Review "Rich with intrigue and filled with details of the constraints faced by seventeenth-century women, both well born and common, The Familiars offers a look into the real-life world of the notorious Pendle witch trials that ended with 11 executions."-Booklist "The lives of two young women intersect in a novel that imagines the story behind a famous 17th-century witch trial ... [when] acting in socially inappropriate ways could get one condemned to hanging."-Kirkus Reviews "Spellbinding...it will suck you right into the prose and hold you there, like a witch with a powerful charm." --All About Romance "Set against the furor leading up to the Pendle Witch Trials, Halls's winning novel is a quietly powerful and richly evocative tale."-- Publishers Weekly