Weyward by Emilia Hart
UNLEASH 2023'S BIGGEST DEBUT *The New York Times Bestseller * *A BBC 2 BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK *'A generational tale of female resilience' GUARDIAN *'A much-heralded epic' OBSERVER _________________________________________________________________________________ 'She's going to be a huge writing star' Sara Cox on BBC2's Between the Covers 'From the moment I started reading it there was a sense of spirit, fire, energy and vitality' Sophie Duker on BBC2's Between the Covers KATE, 2019Kate flees London - abandoning everything - for Cumbria and Weyward Cottage, inherited from her great-aunt. There, a secret lurks in the bones of the house, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century. VIOLET, 1942Violet is more interested in collecting insects and climbing trees than in becoming a proper young lady.
Until a chain of shocking events changes her life forever. ALTHA, 1619Altha is on trial for witchcraft, accused of killing a local man. Known for her uncanny connection with nature and animals, she is a threat that must be eliminated.
But Weyward women belong to the wild. And they cannot be tamed... Weaving together the stories of three women across five centuries, Weyward is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world.
'Very visceral and brave... it's bold, I loved that' Mel Giedroyc on BBC2's Between the Covers 'Alive, vivid and gripping' ABIGAIL DEAN 'Humming with a sly, exhilarating magic' BRIDGET COLLINS 'Totally unique' GILLIAN MCALLISTER 'Empowering' GLAMOUR 'A bold witchy debut' RED