Bastard Daughter of Sir Richard Shireburn, great knight of the realm.
Outspoken wife of nobleman John Southworth of Samlesbury Hall.
Friend of Alice Nutter, farmer, humanitarian & alleged witch of Pendle.
At her dying husband’s bedside, Jane’s extraordinary diary is born. Confessional, raw, evocative, her soul-deep writings reveal her world, her forbidden beliefs and desires. Around her, in a time of treachery, suspicion and vicious persecution, begins the frenzied pursuit of innocents accused of Witchcraft, culminating in a terrible trial that is to pull Jane right into its heart.
Christine Middleton is a retired lecturer from Lancashire who has been researching the story of the Pendle witches for over 20 years.
Praise for The Witch & Her Soul:
I have read The Witch and Her Soul and thoroughly enjoyed it – I found it a fascinating take on the Lancashire Witches story. As it is written from the viewpoint of someone who is more of an outsider in the story, not one of the more familiar characters, it makes for a very interesting read. I would recommend the book to anyone with an interest in the subject. I do hope the author has more books to publish as I would definitely read them.
Angela Durose, Lancaster
Middleton does a fine job depicting the tangled web of religious and political machinations, including struggles within families between one generation and the next younger one. She is also an apt portrayer of Elizabethan daily life, pastimes, and characters. Well worth a reader’s careful attention.
San Francisco Book review, May 2013
- Author: Christine Middleton
- Binding: paperback
- ISBN: 9781874181903
- Pages: 352
- Size: 198 x 128