Elizabeth Lee won the Curtis Brown Creative Marian Keyes Scholarship, and her work has been selected for the Womentoring Project and Penguin's WriteNow Live. She lives in Warwickshire.
A haunting tale with a brutal twist. -- Emily Brand, author of THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF BYRON An impressive debut . . . anyone who roots for the underdog will fall for Sarah . . . beautifully relevant. -- Kate Mascarenhas Beautiful, tense (at points breathless!) historical fiction with meticulously researched description. I loved it. -- Kate Sawyer, author of THE STRANDING Wonderfully original . . . devastating . . . and fabulously atmospheric too. -- Elodie Harper, author of THE WOLF DEN The pleasure of the novel lies in the tension between the familiar story of patriarchal injustice and a more complex investigation of supernatural belief and disbelief. It's a thrilling read. But, beyond the thrill, is the beauty of the language. Lancashire dialect and vocabulary are used to immense poetic affect, disarmingly evocative of time and place. The characters too, are well drawn and multi-faceted and its closure is both deeply satisfying and truly sad. A pleasure to read - with an undercurrent of genuine fear. -- Annie Garthwaite, author of CECILY