The Highland Witch
“Fletcher gives readers a strong plot . . . and a triumphant heroine in Corrag, whose travails are truly epic.”—Publishers WeeklyIn 1692, brilliant, captivating Corrag-accused witch, orphaned herbalist, and unforgettable heroine-is imprisoned in the Scottish highlands, suspected of witchcraft and... show more
“Fletcher gives readers a strong plot . . . and a triumphant heroine in Corrag, whose travails are truly epic.”—Publishers WeeklyIn 1692, brilliant, captivating Corrag-accused witch, orphaned herbalist, and unforgettable heroine-is imprisoned in the Scottish highlands, suspected of witchcraft and murder. As she awaits her death she tells her story to Charles Leslie, an Irish propagandist who seeks information she may have condemning the Protestant King William. Hers is a story of passion, courage, love, and the magic of the natural world. By telling it, she transforms both their lives. Originally published in hardcover under the title Corrag: A Novel.
Publish date: November 28th 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
There is a stillness and beauty to Susan Fletcher's writing that will enchant the reader and take your breath away with beautiful vivid descriptions of the Scottish Highlands and a tale that will transport you to another time and place. Prepare to be bewitched Corrag is the story of a young woman ...
I would hesitate to say this novel falls under the category of historical fiction (just my opinion). Yes historical figures such as King William III and the deposed King James II are mentioned. The Glencoe massacre (I am not sure if that's what the event is referred to by people from the Highlands b...
Basic plot run down: after witnessing the events at the Massacre at Glencoe, Corrag is accused of witchcraft and imprisoned. Irish minister (and secret Jacobite) Charles Leslie comes to interview her in hopes of finding proof that King William was truly behind the massacre. The narrative is told mos...
i received this book as part of the early reviewer's program at library thing. first let me say that i enjoy reading about the 1600s, and witchcraft and was looking forward to losing myself in corrag. i even liked the title (cora, her mom + "hag" or witch...clever.) however, the book bored me to ...