The Witching Hour by Elizabeth Laird

The Witching Hour

Written by Elizabeth Laird

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Treachery and intrigue provide a sombre background for the story of spirited Maggie and her determination to survive the cruel persecution of the church. After her granny is falsely accused of being a witch, Maggie has to flee and to live on her wits. But Maggie is never far from trouble and all too often it looks as if she won’t survive. A rich historical background sets the scene for this moving and dramatic story with its thought-provoking themes. To see more titles by the author click here.


The Witching Hour by Elizabeth Laird

When fourteen-year-old Maggie's grandmother is accused of witchcraft, Maggie has to run for her life. With English soldiers on the march, nowhere is safe - certainly not Ladymuir, where her uncle is determined to defy the king. And wherever Maggie goes, disaster follows.

About the Author

Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books, including The Garbage King, The Prince Who Walked with Lions and The Fastest Boy in the World. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal six times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can. Read more about the author here.

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Pan Macmillan

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1st May 2009




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