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The daylight gate

Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2013] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alice Nutter fights for justice when a group of Pendle women are accused of witchcraft during the reign of England's James I, when being Catholic is considered an act of treason and the Latin High Mass is comparable to the satanic Black Mass. Good Friday, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire. A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by local magistrate, Roger Nowell. Is this a witches' Sabbat? Two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 9780802121639 0802121632
OCLC Number: 855708347
Description: ix, 224 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Jeanette Winterson.

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Alice Nutter fights for justice when a group of Pendle women are accused of witchcraft during the reign of England's James I, when being Catholic is considered an act of treason and the Latin High Mass is comparable to the satanic Black Mass. Good Friday, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire. A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by local magistrate, Roger Nowell. Is this a witches' Sabbat? Two notorious Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster Castle waiting trial. Why is the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter defending them? And why is she among the group of thirteen on Pendle Hill? Elsewhere, a starved, abused child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter, recently returned from France, is widely rumoured to be heading for Lancashire. But who will offer him sanctuary? And how quickly can he be caught? This is the reign of James I, a Protestant King with an obsession: to rid his realm of twin evils, witchcraft and Catholicism, at any price. -- From book jacket.

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