Blake Morrison’s A Discoverie of Witches is a limited edition clothbound hardcover book with just one hundred copies produced. Published by Litfest in association with Smith Doorstop.
Synopsis: Lancaster Assizes, 1612. Ten people from Pendle in Lancashire were hanged, pronounced guilty of the crime of witchcraft. The poems in this collection give voice to characters involved in the trials: from the accused to the accusers, from a child who bore witness against her own mother to the hangman who carried out his job loyally and efficiently, yet not without stirrings of compassion. Also included are several poems set in the Pennine countryside where Blake grew up, as well as the controversial tour-de-force “The Ballad of the Yorkshire Ripper”.
Each book is stamped with silver foil onto a quality green cloth and is wrapped with a striking trans film half jacket.
The interior is printed on 100gsm Premium Munken Cream paper giving a wonderful feel and excellent readability to a superb collection of poetry.
Author: Blake Morrison
Title: A Discoverie of Witches
Publisher: Litfest and Smith Doorstop
Original Publication Date: 2012
This Edition Published: 2012 (1st edition, limited printing)
Binding: Hardback, standard trade edition
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