A beautifully written book set in rural Ireland in the 1820s.
It tells of beliefs and superstitions of ordinary people and the knowledge of ancient methods of healing.
Hannah Kent evokes the countryside, the trees and plants and taps into the fears of those fighting for survival in a harsh land where women struggle to bring up their families and protect those they love. She gradually reveals the secrets hidden away and keeps the reader intrigued until the end.
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