The Lancashire Witches

The Lancashire Witches

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by William Harrison Ainsworth
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1598183346

ISBN-13: 9781598183344

Pub. Date: 10/01/2006

Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books

When a Cistercian monk, Borlace Alvetham, is falsely accused of witchcraft and condemned to death by his rival, Brother Paslew, he sells his soul to Satan and escapes. Granted the powers of a warlock, he returns in the guise of Nicholas Demdike to witness Paslew's execution for treason. Dying, Paslew curses Demdike's offspring — who become the titular

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When a Cistercian monk, Borlace Alvetham, is falsely accused of witchcraft and condemned to death by his rival, Brother Paslew, he sells his soul to Satan and escapes. Granted the powers of a warlock, he returns in the guise of Nicholas Demdike to witness Paslew's execution for treason. Dying, Paslew curses Demdike's offspring — who become the titular "Lancashire Witches." Years later, Mother Demdike, a powerful witch, and her clan face rival witches, raise Alizon Devi as their own, and try to corrupt Alizon despite her innocent ways. Ultimately, the story becomes a struggle between Heaven and Hell, with Alizon's fate hanging in the balance.

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ISBN-13:
9781598183344
Publisher:
Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.38(d)

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The Lancashire Witches 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really fascinating account of the Pendle witches. A very entertaining read.