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The House Where it Happened

(2014)
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It is 1711, and the Ulster-Scots community in a remote corner of Ireland is in turmoil. A pretty young newcomer is accusing one woman after another of witchcraft. But Ellen, the serving girl in the house where the visitor is staying, is loyal to the family - and over-fond of her master. Yet she knows that Knowehead is a house like no other.

And so she watches and ponders, as a seemingly normal girl claims she is bewitched. As a community turns against eight respectable woman. And as malevolent forces unleashed more than half a century earlier threaten a superstitious people beyond their understanding.

Martina Devlin has fictionalised a compelling episode from history, transforming it into a spine-chilling tale.

- The House Where it Happened is a deeply atmospheric novel inspired by the true story of the last conviction for witchcraft in Ireland which happened in County Antrim on March 31st, 1711.

- For fans of Susan Hill's 'The Woman in Black and Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn'

- Praise for The House Where it Happened:

'Martina Devlin is an immensely skilled storyteller and I was utterly gripped by this book's power. Its sulphurous shadows and air of suppressed menace remind you that the author of Wuthering Heights had Ulster blood, like Devlin' - Joseph O'Connor

 
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The House Where it Happened
Author(s): Martina Devlin
ISBN: 1-78199-930-9 / 978-1-78199-930-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ward River Press
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The House Where it Happened
Author(s): Martina Devlin
ISBN: 1-78199-972-4 / 978-1-78199-972-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Poolbeg Press Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The House Where It Happened: A Novel
Author(s): Martina Devlin
Publisher: Poolbeg Press
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