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Title The daylight gate / Jeanette Winterson.
Author Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
Publication New York, NY : Grove Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc., [2013]
Copyright date ©2012
Description 1 online resource.
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Call # eBOOK
Summary 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.
Note Online resource; title from READ title page (OverDrive, March 30, 2015).
Subject Witchcraft -- England -- Pendle -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Catholics -- England -- Pendle -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Witches -- England -- Pendle -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Hysteria (Social psychology) -- Fiction.
Lancashire (England) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- James I, 1603-1625 -- Fiction.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN 9780802193025 electronic bk.
0802193021 electronic bk.

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