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Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth a noblewoman is with child again None of her previous pregnancies have borne fruit and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir Then Fleetwood discovers a hidden doctor’s letter that carries a dire prediction she will not survive another birth By chance she meets a midwife named Alice Grey who promises to help her deliver a healthy baby But Alice soon stands ac. Justice means fairness Luck of prejudice I ve always loved Pendle Hill and the stories of the women who were accused of witchcraft during one of the darkest moments in the history of Europe The fascinating legends found a perfect home in Jeanette Winterson s The Daylight Gate a novel full of darkness raw beauty and folklore Stacey Hall s The Familiars is not as vicious as Winterson s masterpiece but it is no less poignant atmospheric and an absolutely beautiful novel fully doing justice to its dark themes of prejudice injustice and sheer violence against women Sadly these are issues that have not been extinguished in our world Centurie

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Ights of 17th century women and raises the uestion Was witch hunting really women hunting Fleetwood Shuttleworth Alice Grey and the other characters are actual historical figures King James I was obsessed with asserting power over the lawless countryside even woodland creatures or “familiars” were suspected of dark magic by capturing “witches” in reality mostly poor and illiterate wome. Book Reviewed by Stacey on wwwwhisperingstoriescomThe 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 surviveFleetwood is distressed by the letter and wants to

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Cused of witchcraftIs there to Alice than meets the eye Fleetwood must risk everything to prove her innocence As the two women’s lives become intertwined the Witch Trials of 1612 loom Time is running out; both their lives are at stake Only they know the truth Only they can save each otherRich and compelling set against the frenzy of the real Pendle Hill Witch Trials this novel explores the r. There are times when I get absolutely giddy over a book that I ve just finished so much so that I start babbling to my neighbors call up family members talk about it to strangers in stores despite their strange looks as though I ve lost my mind That is exactly what I have found myself doing with Stacey Halls new book The FamiliarsAre you familiar with familiars Yes I know I m part Scottish so these things are embedded into my DNA but for many I now realize they are not A familiar is an animal that is close to a witch who does certain things for the witch They can act as protectors spies a type of servant or most often a close companion If you see one


10 thoughts on “The Familiars

  1. says:

    The Familiars by Stacey Halls is a 2019 Mira publicationVery impressive debut novel Fleetwood Shuttleworth is once with c

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    Four surprising witchy gothic also frustrating starsI cannot really believe in this is a debut novel because the story is so well crafted detailed and smartly written Well if it’s just first work of this writer I voluntarily like to read her future works So this is two women’s amazing fight and friendship s

  3. says:

    ‘’Justice means fairness Luck of prejudice’’ I’ve always loved Pendle Hill and the stories of the women who were accused of witchcraft during one of the darkest moments in the history of Europe The fascinating legends found a perfect home in Jeanette Winterson’s The Daylight Gate a novel full of darkness raw be

  4. says:

    The novel is based on true events Pendle Hill Witch Trials and most of the characters did exist although it was the Author's imagination that d

  5. says:

    The events described in the Familiars by Stacey Halls take place in the year 1612 Fleetwood is 17 years old and lives a lonely existence with her husband of 4 years in a gloomy isolated mansion in northern England She’s pregnant but has previously had problems with miscarriages She’s anxious to give birth successfully as Richard her husband is desperate for an heir The novel shines a light on the glaring mi

  6. says:

    There are times when I get absolutely giddy over a book that I’ve just finished so much so that I start babbling to my neighbors call up fam

  7. says:

    What a wonderful Enchanting and captivating novel An unputdownable ripped from real life tale that kept me up late at night Having read Stacy Hall’s The Foundling I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Familiars and it certainly didn’t disappoint The Familiars is an extremely well written fictionalized account of the Pendle witch trials in 17th century Lancashire EnglandStacy Halls is a journalist and grew up near Pendle Hill She was a

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    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest I reuested this book because I was in a witchy mood and the co

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    Book Reviewed by Stacey on wwwwhisperingstoriescomThe Year 1612 Pendle Lancashire Seventeen Year Old Fleetwood Sh

  10. says:

    5☆ Spellbinding Superbly Written It Pulled Me In A Book that Will Stay with Me for a very long timeThere is only one word to really sum up THE FAMILIARS and that is SpellbindingFleetwood has tried so very hard to have a child but nature has been cruel and she has never carried a baby to full termWell that is until nowFleetwood is pregnant again and is determined that this time round she will do everything she can to protect h

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