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Jill Dawson

The Bewitching

Venue: Temple Church

14 September 2022 4:00 pm


The acclaimed author of The Language of Birds and The Crime Writer, Jill Dawson’s latest novel set in the Fens speaks to our times, drawing on the 16th-century case of the witches of Warboys. In a setting steeped in rumour and fear, the book re-imagines the case of Alice Samuel, wrongly accused of witchcraft and the victim of a frenzied persecution. Exploring a neglected episode of English history to powerful effect, Dawson vividly conveys the brutal tribalism that can erupt in a closed society and how, even now, victims can be made to believe in their own wickedness. Talking to Carol Ackroyd

Event Type:

Live

Category:

Adults

Ticket price:

£11.00
student/concessions: £9.00

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