Celia Rees's book about a handful of letters which were found in an old quilted blanket - A girl whos mother was killed, burnt alive for witch draft is traveling to America, but the witch hunt which she thought she had escaped, was already there, when her feet touched the banks of the new country. It was absolutely thrilling, actually missed my stop when I read the book on the subway.
40. Sorceress. Celia Rees
This Is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees (14+) - Everyone says that Caro is bad ...but Jamie can't stop thinking about her. But there are times when Caro disappears, the scars on her wrists, her talk about revolutions and rumours about the other men in her life. And then there is Rob, Jamie's older brother, back from Afghanistan and traumatised after losing his leg. The summer should have been perfect ...but that isn't how things work out in real life.
The Fool's Girl - Celia Rees; reviewed August 2010, http://readeroffictions.com/2010/08/review-fools-girl/
The Owl Service - one of my favourite childhood books by the wonderful author Alan Garner - there was also a 1970s TV series that you can now buy on DVD.
Celia Rees (born 1949) is an English author of children's literature, including some horror and fantasy books.
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution and its impact on British politics, this action-driven novel shows once again that Celia Rees is one of our very best writers for teenage readers. Wild and beautiful, spoilt and wilful, Sovay finds that her cosseted upbringing in rural England has not prepared her for life as a highway robber, for defending the honour of her family or for trying to save herself from corruption and evil.As Sovay becomes more and more embroiled in adventures…
Witch Child by Celia Rees, excellent historical fiction
"This novel is based on a traditional ballad of the same name – and one of the very early scenes in this book plays out very close to that ballad. After that, the story takes on a life of its own." #bookreview