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A secret history of witches

Louisa Morgan

A secret history of witches

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mothers and daughters,
  • Families,
  • Magic,
  • Witches,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLouisa Morgan
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.A6732 S43 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination484 pages
    Number of Pages484
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26935067M
    ISBN 100316508551, 0316508586
    ISBN 109780316508551, 9780316508582
    LC Control Number2017011477
    OCLC/WorldCa987070521


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A Secret History of Witches is a generational tale of a long line of Romani witches and the relationship between mothers and daughters and the passing down of their shared history. Its also a story of families fleeing from persecution, class and religious prejudices and also the importance of holding on to tradition and culture in an ever /5.

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From the PublisherBrand: Orbit. From 17th-century France to World War II London, Morgan's debut novel leads readers through five generations of witches. The Orchiére women have the gift of magic, seen first with Ursule, the elderly matriarch of a Romani family hunted through France by a witch-hating : Louisa Morgan.

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'The Secret History of Witches' by Louisa Morgan tells the multi-generational stories of the Orchieres' witches, their lives, loves and the how witches were hunted over more than years. Under normal circumstances, I don't read books where there are different narrators - it is not a technique that I like/5(5).

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"A Secret History of Witches is an epic family saga that speaks to the strength of all women and the difference that one true heart can make, not only for herself, but for the world."— Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Golden Coin.

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A deeply satisfying and magical work of great craft."―Carol Goodman, author of The Lake of Dead Languages/5(). If you liked The Secret History by Donna Tartt (I make no secret of the fact that I absolutely adored this book; one of my favorites of all time; easily top 10), here are 18 other books you simply must read.

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A Secret History of Witches by Morgan, Louisa available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews. Discover a magical historical saga of mothers, daughters, and the power of witchcraft - perfect for 2/5(1). Until one day, Ursule’s young granddaughter steps into the circle, and magic flows anew.

From early 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War, five generations of witches fight the battles of their time, deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their. Max Dashu's study of witches, European pagans, and the witch hunts looks at historical records and folk tradition in a pre-history of the religious right.

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Brittany, After Grand-mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die. A Secret History of Witches is so character focused, I don’t really know what else to say about the Orchiére women in particular.

They’re all women who face hardship and they get through it. The biggest takeaway from the women in this book was this; that men are scared of women with power, so they have to hide theirs to survive.

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The concept of women’s power being rooted in magic has become a regular theme in recent fiction, and The Secret History of Witches adds to that growing genre.

Louisa Morgan has created a captivating tale of six generations of Romani witches, women whose talents include “simples” like healing potions, knowledge of the weather, affinity for animals or growing things, and, most importantly. Patria Potestas: Roman patriarchy. Searching for Diana. Bona Dea, the Women's Mysteries on the Aventine, and the first great witch hunt.

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Before sharing my thoughts, I have a few questions for you. Discussion #1: The Book of Nanette and The book of Ursule. A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES follows five generations of women all of whom happen to be witches from nineteenth-century Brittany to London during World War II.

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A Secret History of Witches is a sweeping saga of family hood, mother/daughter relationships, and the sacrifices we make for family and ourselves. Summary. Our story begins with Grandmére Ursule’s sacrifice to save her family from persecution. And it stretches from the early 19th century all the way through the second world war as five generation of witches navigate the difficulties.

A Secret History of Witches is told in five books; Nanette, Ursule, Irene, Morwen and Veronica. It starts in and leads right up to the modern age with the outbreak of World War 2.

This type of story reminds me of Winston Graham’s Poldark saga series and if you liked those you will definitely like this book. It lets you in on secrets. Tartt's title is a cracker, not least because it is true to the appeal of the book. We, like Richard, are being given membership of a select group.

One secret is. a secret history of witches The author created a world of mystery and intrigue which draws the reader in and keeps her/his rapt attention. With colourful and vivid use of narrative, the reader remains enchanted until, and indeed after having read the end.4/4().

A Secret History of Witches Overview. A Secret History of Witches, by Louisa Marley who writes under the pseudonym Louisa Morgan, is part fantasy novel and part historical fiction.

It tells the story of five generations of women witches who pass their powers and rituals down to their daughters.