We are delighted to welcome debut author Beth Underdown, who will be talking about her novel detailing the story of 17th Century witch-hunts in East Anglia through the eyes of Alice Hopkins, sister to principle witch finder Matthew Hopkins. When recently widowed Alice returns to Manningtree she finds Matthew a changed man, amidst an atmosphere of fear generated by whispers of witchcraft. Will she be unwillingly drawn in to his dangerous obsession for tracking down the supposed witches? Kate Hamer has called the novel 'a richly told and utterly compelling tale, with shades of Hilary Mantel'. It shines a light on a very dark period of history for this area.
Beth will be talking about her new novel & answering questions before signing copies for customers.
Please arrive around 6.30pm for a 7pm start & there will be complementary wine & nibbles.
Further details: 01206 561307