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The Familiars

The Familiars

Stacey Halls

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To save an unborn child, trust a stranger. To protect your secret, risk your life.

England, 17th century, Lancaster.
Fleetwood Shuttleworth longs to give her husband Richard an heir. However, three previous pregnancies have ended in tragedy, and the fourth is proving to be extremely difficult. Moreover, Fleetwood finds a letter among her husband's papers from his doctor, which states that childbirth could be fatal for the young lady. Why did Richard hide this terrible secret from her? To top it all off, the county is rife with rumors of familiars — spirits that supposedly serve evil witches.
One day in the forest, Fleetwood meets Alice, a young but experienced midwife. The herbal infusions that Alice gives her do indeed ease the pregnant woman's condition. Gradually, a sincere friendship develops between the simple girl and the noble lady. Fleetwood hopes that Alice's knowledge and experience will help her and the child survive. However, in times when a witch hunt has been declared, a peasant woman who possesses knowledge of herbs is in great danger...

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Category: Science fiction & Fantasy, Modern Fiction
Language: Ukrainian
Publisher: KSD
Paper type: Mat
Cover type: Hard
Age: 12+
Print length: 352
ISBN: 978-617-15-0379-3
Dimension: 150.0 x 220.0 mm