The Daylight Gate

The Daylight Gate

by Jeanette Winterson
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The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson


The Daylight Gate, an instant bestseller in the UK, is award-winning Jeanette Winterson’s singular vision of a dark period of complicated morality, sex, and tragic plays for power in a time when politics and religion were closely intertwined.

After the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, every Catholic conspirator in England fled to a wild, untamed place far from the reach of London law. On Good Friday, 1612, deep in the woods of Pendle Hill, amid baptismal pools and low, thick fog, a gathering of thirteen is interrupted by the local magistrate. Two of their coven have already been imprisoned for witchcraft and are awaiting trial, but those who remain are vouched for by the wealthy and respected Alice Nutter.

Shrouded in mystery and gifted with eternally youthful beauty, Alice is established in Lancashire society and insulated by her fortune. Yet she is also plagued by rumors of a dark and torrid love affair with another woman, the matriarch of the notorious Demdike clan. As those accused of witchcraft retreat into darkness, Alice stands alone as a realm-crosser, a conjurer of powers that will either destroy her or set her free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802121639
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Born in Manchester, England, Jeanette Winterson is the author of seventeen books, including the national bestseller Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, and The Passion. She has won many prizes including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewllyn Rhys Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, and the Stonewall Award.

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The Daylight Gate 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing is beautiful in its simplicity. The grime and filth of the time, both in atmosphere and action, are made real to the reader. Love seems the only lightness to emerge from this age. Highly recommended.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For DayClan. Be realistic. No small turkeys or three rabbits. Just a vole or two mice.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waist your time or $$$.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shakily ds in crying. Papa! Momma! Were are you? She pants. She collapse on a patch of grass and cries. Lost cold and scred.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Starlight its me darkclaw i have been reincarnated from starclan and now i look like this! Please remember me!" He says sitting down next to starlight crying
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi starlight!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starlight smiled, "Hello..." she meowed to the kit... (If you want me to...I will adopt you Foxkit...)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
~&Delta &star &starf