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William Hussey - Author

Contrary to popular myth, William Hussey was born on Planet Earth – more precisely in the London Borough of Hounslow. He spent the first year of his life roaming around the country with a travelling fairground, though his memories of this time are vague. The Hussey family has been touring with fairgrounds and circuses for centuries and, in the 1800s, William’s great-grandfather had the honour of meeting the legendary Elephant Man !

When William was one, his family settled in the seaside town of Skegness. They again found work with the local fairground and William spent his early years helping his uncle who owned the town’s scariest ghost train.

From the age of eight, William lived in a house his dad had built next to an old churchyard. For the next eight years the family was disturbed by a ghostly presence – a little old lady in black, her face criss-crossed with deep lines, who used to walk the corridors at night ! William saw her on only two occasions but he often heard her footsteps passing his window. He hears them still… in his dreams…

During the summer holidays, while William’s parents worked fifteen-hour days, he was entrusted to the care of his grandfathers. They would take him on long walks through the countryside and would make up stories to order: tales full of werewolves, vampires and ghouls ! His grandfathers also gave him his love of books – especially tales of mystery and imagination, like the Sherlock Holmes stories.

After studying English, Psychology and Law at college and university, William became a lawyer, but found the world of judges and barristers far too boring. He wrote a couple of books for grown-ups before being inspired by his little nephew Johnny to write one for kids. He had so much fun writing this book – Witchfinder – that he wants to write many, many more !

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Witchfinder 3: The Last Nightfall
William Hussey
This finale in the Witchfinder series is eagerly awaited and the series itself has been universally acknowledged by both authors and reviewers as something special. The fear unleashed by the author throughout the trilogy is breathtaking but not to be...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2011
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Gallows at Twilight (Witchfinder series)
William Hussey
Horror stalks this scary second adventure for Jake who must now lead the war against the Demon Father, newly escaped from hell. Jake's previous success in closing the demon door shows his prowess but has he the courage to...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2011
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Dawn of the Demontide (Witchfinder series)
William Hussey
Cleverly crafted, this is a masterful horror story that will chill readers to the bone as Jake Harker comes face to face with the evil forces of old witchcraft and its links to Matthew Hopkins, the evil Witchfinder of the...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2010
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