Birlinn General
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846970719
RRP: £7.99
PAGES: 352
PUBLICATION DATE: August 1, 2008


Witch Wood

By (author) John Buchan

Buchan’s favourite of all his novels, “Witch Wood” deals with the hypocrisy that can lie beneath god-fearing respectability. The book is set in the terrifying times of the first half of the seventeenth century when the Church of Scotland unleashed a wave of cruelty and intolerance. Minister Sempill witnesses devil worship in the ‘Witch Wood’ and is persecuted. It comes with an introduction by Allan Massie.

Reviews of Witch Wood

'Buchan knew that you can't buck the consequences of your actions, and that your life is what you make of it. Perhaps his peculiarly Scottish combination of Romanticism and Calvinism – daring living and high thinking – is due to return to fashion.' – The Independent Magazine

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