The Wheelwright's Daughter Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Can she save herself from a witch's fate?
Martha is a feisty and articulate young woman, the daughter of a wheelwright, living in a Herefordshire village in Elizabethan England. Unusually for the time she is educated and so helps at the local school whilst longing to escape the confines and small-mindedness of a community riven by religious bigotry and poverty.
As she is able to read and is well-versed in herbal remedies she is suspected of being a witch. When a landslip occurs - opening up a huge chasm in the centre of the village - she is blamed for it and pursued remorselessly by the villagers.
But can her own wits and the love of local stablehand Jacob save her from a witch's persecution and death?
A brilliant and accomplished novel that perfectly captures the febrile atmosphere of Elizabethan village life in an age when suspicion and superstition were rife. Perfect for fans of Tracy Chevalier.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 53 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||April 21 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #221,501 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#5,256 in Historical Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#7,596 in Religious Historical Fiction
#14,335 in Historical Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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There are elements of Hardy in the descriptions of the land, and in the protagonist, who one often feels needs a stern talking to, reminding me of Hardy's Tess.
If you enjoy this book, the second book, 'The Good Wife', follows on with the storyline. I do hope there will be a third.