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The new novel from Susan Fletcher, author of the bestselling Eve Green' andOystercatchers'.

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Summary

The new novel from Susan Fletcher, author of the bestselling Eve Green' andOystercatchers'.

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Description

The new novel from Susan Fletcher, author of the bestselling 'Eve Green' and 'Oystercatchers'.

  1. Corrag, a wild young girl from the mountains of Scotland, has been imprisoned as a witch. Terrified, in a cold, filthy cell, she awaits her fate of death by burning - until she is visited by Charles Leslie, a young Irishman, hungry to question her. For Corrag knows more than it seems: she was witness to the bloody and brutal Massacre of Glencoe.

But to reveal what she knows, Corrag demands a chance to tell her true story. It is a tale of passion and courage, magic and betrayal, and the difference that a single heart can make to the great events of history.

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Awards

Short-listed for John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize 2010

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Critic Reviews

“Praise for Oystercatchers:'Fletcher has a remarkable talent with words…her approach to the world is side-on, not direct; she is attuned to the ambiguities, the spaces, the gaps left in language, the things that are not spoken; she imbues inanimate objects with a life of their own, a history and a personality and a voice. Fletcher is the woman writer par excellence: intelligent, perceptive, intuitive…British readers looking for a local equivalent to Alice Munro won't have to look much further…She is a highly talented writer and fully deserves the acclaim she has received - and the popularity that goes with it.' The Scotsman'Oystercatchers is a stunning novel…both emotionally discomfiting and romantic; at times puzzling, it is profound, beautiful and redemptive. Oystercatchers is the work of a seriously talented young author in possession of one of the most poetic and original voices working now.' Joanna Briscoe, Guardian'Her prose is extraordinarily lyrical: haunted, dreamlike and precise, reminiscent at times of Sylvia Plath…Fletcher's words are undeniably beautiful and her themes are profound…a haunting novel.' Sunday Times”

`Corrag's descriptions combine the oblique originality of a child with the precision and control of a poet...the novel is crowded with images stunning in their freshness and simplicity...there are moments when the sheer beauty of the prose takes one's breath away...it is a novel of extraordinary beauty and quiet power that is impossible, having read it, not to look at the world anew' Guardian

'Corrag is a beguiling and sensitive heroine and Fletcher's powers of description are as strong as ever in her third novel' Financial Times

'Fletcher gives Corrag a lyrical narrative voice...a fascinating aspect of history' Daily Mail

'Susan Fletcher's lyrical, poetic style is burnished to a rare shine in her third book...her descriptions of the Scottish landscape are breathtaking, as is her depiction of the lonesome girl who is enraptured by the beauty of the Highlands...Incredibly moving' Marie Claire

'As compelling as it is heartbreaking...Fletcher's powerful prose will stay with you long after you finish the last page. Highly recommended' Image Magazine

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About the Author

Susan Fletcher was born in 1979 in Birmingham. She is the author of the bestselling Eve Green and Oystercatchers.

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The new novel from Susan Fletcher, author of the bestselling 'Eve Green' and 'Oystercatchers'. 1692. Corrag, a wild young girl from the mountains of Scotland, has been imprisoned as a witch. Terrified, in a cold, filthy cell, she awaits her fate of death by burning - until she is visited by Charles Leslie, a young Irishman, hungry to question her. For Corrag knows more than it seems: she was witness to the bloody and brutal Massacre of Glencoe. But to reveal what she knows, Corrag demands a chance to tell her true story. It is a tale of passion and courage, magic and betrayal, and the difference that a single heart can make to the great events of history.

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Product Details

Publisher
Harpercollins Publishers | Fourth Estate Ltd
Published
3rd March 2011
Pages
384
ISBN
9780007321605
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