This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

The Familiars [9781785766114]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

The most spellbinding debut novel of 2019

In a time of suspicion and accusation, to be a woman is the greatest risk of all . . .

Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn't supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy. Then she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife.

Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby, and to prove the physician wrong. As Alice is drawn into the witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the north-west, Fleetwood risks everything by trying to help her. But is there more to Alice than meets the eye?

Soon the two women's lives will become inextricably bound together as the legendary trial at Lancaster approaches, and Fleetwood's stomach continues to grow. Time is running out, and both their lives are at stake. Only they know the truth. Only they can save each other.

'Assured and alluring, this beautiful tale of women and witchcraft and the fight against power was a delight from start to finish' Jessie Burton, author of THE MINIATURIST

'The Familiars is an intricate and sensitive portrayal of a brave, tenacious young girl carving her place in the world. A must-read novel' Heather Morris, bestselling author of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

'I read this in just over a day - I was completely hooked! An intriguing story about a fascinating period of history and brilliant female characters' Libby Page, author of THE LIDO

'A wonderful novel, enthralling, spellbinding, terrifying, full of twists and turns, written with heart and style - and the final chapters will have you racing to the end' Kate Williams, author of THE STORMS OF WAR


AUTHOR: Stacey Halls grew up in Rossendale, Lancashire, as the daughter of market traders. She has always been fascinated by the Pendle witches. She studied journalism at the University of Central Lancashire and moved to London aged 21. She was media editor at the Bookseller and books editor at Stylist.co.uk, and has also written for Psychologies, the Independent and Fabulous magazine, where she now works as Deputy Chief Sub Editor. The Familiars is her first novel.

more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £12.99
£9.57
(You save £3.42 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9781785766114
UPC:
9781785766114
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
Stacey Halls
Publisher:
Zaffre Publishing
Publication:
07-Feb-2019
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
432
Chart Position:
4012
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Debut Bestseller and Costa First Novel Book Award Winner 2017 cover photo

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Debut Bestseller and Costa First Novel Book Award Winner 2017 [9780008172145]

BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2018 Costa First Novel Book Award Winner 2017, Sunday Times bestseller and soon to be a major motion pict…

rrp: £8.99
£5.52
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World cover photo

The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World [9781784939670]

Winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 for Best Factual Book Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What g…

rrp: £10.99
£7.10
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Where the World Ends cover photo

Where the World Ends [9781474943437]

Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018, and based on a true story Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt bir…

rrp: £6.99
£6.23
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
The Moon: A History for the Future cover photo

The Moon: A History for the Future [9781788162548]

A Radio 4 Book of the Week by The Economist's senior editor Every generation has looked up from the Earth and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. 50 …

rrp: £20.00
£11.71
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Big Sky cover photo

Big Sky [9780857526106]

The highly anticipated return of Jackson Brodie, ex-military, ex-Cambridge Constabulary, now private investigator, 'a hero for men and women alike' (T…

rrp: £20.00
£12.01
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
City of Girls cover photo

City of Girls [9781408867044]

The blazingly brilliant new novel from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the international bestseller Eat Pray Love: a glittering coming-of-age epic stitch…

rrp: £16.99
£10.91
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Lost Dog: A Love Story cover photo

Lost Dog: A Love Story [9781785039195]

Meet woman's best friend. Kate is a middle aged woman trying to steer some order into a life that is going off the rails. When she adopts a lurcher c…

rrp: £16.99
£10.68
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Farmer's Diary, A: A Year at High House Farm cover photo

Farmer's Diary, A: A Year at High House Farm [9781788160698]

'I am going to do the whole bloody lambing. I'm going to lamb all the lambs. I imagine myself lean and strong, with thin thighs, in attractive waterpr…

rrp: £14.99
£8.87
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The L.E.L: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon Celebrated  Female Byron cover photo

The L.E.L: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon Celebrated Female Byron [9780224079396]

On 15 October 1838, the body of a thirty-six-year-old woman was found in Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, a bottle of Prussic acid in her hand. She was…

rrp: £25.00
£15.70
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Ira: The Life and Times of a Princess cover photo

Ira: The Life and Times of a Princess [9780008267902]

A breathtakingly beautiful photo-narrative biography of the incredible life of Princess Ira von Furstenberg - half Austro-Hungarian Princess, half Agn…

rrp: £50.00
£32.12
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.