Friday, June 3, 2016

The Witches: Salem, 1692

Author: Stacy Schiff
Stars: 3
Review by: Mandy Apgar

Let's face one thing square on - do we really need another book on this? Can anything else be said? Not in this, that's for darn sure. And that is sort of part of the problem. For all the trumpeting the jacket makes of new illuminations, of making old prejudices clear, all the book does is just tell the story all over again. Which she does well, do not get me wrong - quite well actually. In terms of the witchcraft hysteria this is certainly one of the better written accounts out there, which is a shame granted with how all the posturing on the cover makes it sound like it could have been better.

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