The Familiars: The dark, captivating Sunday Times bestseller and original break-out witch-lit novel

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The Familiars: The dark, captivating Sunday Times bestseller and original break-out witch-lit novel

The Familiars: The dark, captivating Sunday Times bestseller and original break-out witch-lit novel

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This book is a perfect example why people should have an extensive knowledge about historical period they are writing about. Otherwise you will read about ladies in XVII century being surprised by the fact that a peasant cannot write, peasants forgetting themselves and yelling at the noble ladies, expectant mothers thinking about how they will gain a lifelong friend when their child is born (and forgetting about infant mortality rate), not going into the confinement 6 weeks before due date but riding a horse till the last moment, husband storming in to hold wife's hand during labor etc. You could easily see that author did not spent too much time on a research. It's hard to believe this is a debut novel it's superbly written, with Strong Female Lead Characters that were perfectly written and enchanting.

Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn't supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy. The fervour of witch hunting was sweeping across this corner of England and when Alice is accused, Fleetwood makes desperate attempts to save her. The Familiars is a series of children's fantasy books written by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson. The Familiars is also the title of the first book in the series, featuring familiars, magical animal companions to a wizard or witch. The series consists of 4 books, published between 2010 and 2013 by HarperCollins. The Year 1612, Pendle, Lancashire. Seventeen-Year-Old Fleetwood Shuttleworth has been married for four years and in that time she has been pregnant three times too, losing each child before their birth dates. Fleetwood is once again pregnant and hoping to make it to full term with her child so she can give her husband an heir to carry on the Shuttleworth name. Unfortunately, she comes across a letter from the local physician which was written after she lost her third child which states that if she would be to fall pregnant again it is unlikely that she will survive.A midwife’s role is to protect the life of mother and child so when Alice tells Fleetwood she can bring her and her unborn child safely to term, their lives are irrevocably intertwined. Why then does Roger imprison Alice? He claims that Alice is part of a family of witches. What does Roger fear from Alice? Alice states baldly that the King, and those who would please him, are afraid of wise women.

Mushens added: “Stacey’s writing goes from strength to strength and The Household feels like her best book yet."Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism project, is the author of a powerful young adult debut The Burning, which draws parallels between social media-shaming and historical witch hunts. An amazingly intricate and ambitious first novel - ten years in the making - that puts an engrossing new spin on the traditional haunted-house tale.



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