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The Resource The darkest shore, Karen Brooks

The darkest shore, Karen Brooks

Label
The darkest shore
Title
The darkest shore
Statement of responsibility
Karen Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The independent women of Scotland stand up to a witch hunt, male fury and the power of the Church in a battle for survival in this compelling historical novel based on true events in early eighteenth century Scotland. 1703: The wild east coast of Scotland. Returning to her home town of Pittenweem, fishwife and widow Sorcha McIntyre knows she faces both censure and mistrust. After all, this is a country where myth and legend are woven into the fabric of the everyday, a time when those who defy custom like Sorcha has are called to account. It is dangerous to be a clever woman who 'doesn't know her place' in Pittenweem - a town rife with superstition. So, when a young local falls victim to witchcraft, the Reverend Cowper and the townsfolk know who to blame. What follows for Sorcha and her friends is a terrifying battle, not only for their souls, but for their lives, as they are pitted against the villagers' fear, a malevolent man and the might of the church. Based on the shocking true story of the witch hunt of Pittenweem, this multi-layered novel is a beautifully written historical tale of the strength of women united against a common foe, by one of Australia's finest writers
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10843717
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Karen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Superstition
  • Widows
  • Witch hunting
  • Women
  • Pittenweem (Scotland)
  • Scotland
Target audience
adult
Label
The darkest shore, Karen Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"By the pricking of her thumbs..." -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066256240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9781489277459
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020007192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1129133106
Label
The darkest shore, Karen Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Note
"By the pricking of her thumbs..." -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066256240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9781489277459
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020007192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1129133106

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