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The Merrybegot

A stunning and evocative novel by this hugely talented writer

Author Julie Hearn

Suitable for:  Age: 12+

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273235-4
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Paperback: 288 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

Also available as an ebook

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In a remote west-country village rumours of bad magic and witchcraft are spreading. The piskies are whispering in the orchard and an ill wind is blowing. The fingers of blame are pointing to Nell, the cunning woman's granddaughter. Alone, trapped and in fear for her life, who can Nell trust? And who can save her?

This page was last updated on 13 January 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • Superb - The Times
  • This truly superb novel will have your heart racing, your hands sweating and your brain whirring. You must read it. - Guardian
  • Powerful and intriguing, The Merrybegot bewitches and beguiles from first to last. - Celia Rees
  • Hearn has the skill of a conjuror and her novel casts a spell - Sunday Times
  • There's plenty more fire and brimstone to be found in Julie Hearn's The Merrybegot, which layers fact and fiction, the earthbound and the supernatural to atmospheric effect. - Observer
  • The Merrybegot combines magic realism and historical fact in a formula that Julie Hearn has made her own - Sunday Telegraph
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