Written by Melvin Burgess
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Carnegie-prize winning Melvin Burgess brings the past to life in this atmospheric story of witchcraft in seventeenth-century England. Haunted by terrible dreams Issy has to find out about her past and about her true nature. Brought up infused with the suspicions of the time about the crones called witches and the dubious magic they wrought, Issy has to step deep into their world to find out more – and to discover her own true nature and powers. Burgess paints a vivid picture of one girl's courage and honesty in a world steeped in superstition and prejudice.
Burning Issy by Melvin Burgess
A fantastic new edition of Melvin Burgess’ haunting and original retelling of the infamous Pendle witch trials, being published in the year of the 400th anniversary of the trials of the Pendle witches.
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‘Vivid and atmospheric . . . Unforgettable stuff.' - The Guardian
‘Brutally honest . . . this remarkable historical novel erupts into life from the very first page’ - Financial Times
‘A writer of the highest quality with exceptional powers of insight’ - Sunday Times
‘If a children’s author like Burgess didn’t exist, we would most definitely have to invent him’ - The Guardian
‘A Dickens of the future.’ - Michael Rosen