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The Familiars

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
The spellbinding Sunday Times bestseller

To save her child, she will trust a stranger. To protect a secret, she must risk her life . . .

Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn't supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy.

Then she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife. Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby, and to prove the physician wrong.

As Alice is drawn into the witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the North-West, Fleetwood risks everything by trying to help her. But is there more to Alice than meets the eye?

Soon the two women's lives will become inextricably bound together as the legendary trial at Lancaster approaches, and Fleetwood's stomach continues to grow. Time is running out, and both their lives are at stake.

Only they know the truth. Only they can save each other.

'Assured and alluring, this beautiful tale of women and witchcraft and the fight against power was a delight from start to finish' Jessie Burton, author of THE MINIATURIST

'The new Hilary Mantel' Cosmopolitan

'Truly spellbinding' Good Housekeeping

'An intricate and sensitive portrayal of a brave, tenacious young girl carving her place in the world. A must-read novel' Heather Morris, bestselling author of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

'I read this in just over a day - I was completely hooked! An intriguing story about a fascinating period of history and brilliant female characters' Libby Page, author of THE LIDO

'A wonderful novel, enthralling, spellbinding, terrifying, full of twists and turns, written with heart and style - and the final chapters will have you racing to the end' Kate Williams, author of THE STORMS OF WAR

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Assured and alluring, this beautiful tale of women and witchcraft and the fight against power was a delight from start to finish." - Jessie Burton

"Fast-paced, twisty and immense fun." - Anna Mazzola

"The Familiars is an intricate and sensitive portrayal of a brave, tenacious young girl carving her place in the world. A must-read novel." - Heather Morris

"I read this in just over a day - I was completely hooked! An intriguing story about a fascinating period of history and brilliant female characters." - Libby Page

"So pacy and brilliantly creepy." - Juliet West

"A wonderful novel, enthralling, spellbinding, terrifying, full of twists and turns, written with heart and style - and the final chapters will have you racing to the end. A brilliant novel about a true story - and a real mystery." - Kate Williams


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Hardback Editions

May 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Familiars (Wheeler Large Print Book)
Author(s): Stacey Halls
ISBN: 1-4328-6492-0 / 978-1-4328-6492-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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February 2019 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Familiars: A Novel
Author(s): Stacey Halls
ISBN: 0-7783-6918-8 / 978-0-7783-6918-9 (Canada edition)
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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Familiars
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ISBN: 1-78576-611-2 / 978-1-78576-611-4 (UK edition)
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October 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Familiars: A Novel
Author(s): Stacey Halls
ISBN: 0-7783-0901-0 / 978-0-7783-0901-7 (Canada edition)
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Familiars
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ISBN: 1-78576-614-7 / 978-1-78576-614-5 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Familiars
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ISBN: 0-7783-0867-7 / 978-0-7783-0867-6 (Canada edition)
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2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Familiars
Author(s): Stacey Halls
ISBN: 1-78576-936-7 / 978-1-78576-936-8 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Familiars
Author(s): Stacey Halls
ISBN: 1-78576-613-9 / 978-1-78576-613-8 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Familiars
Author(s): Stacey Halls
ISBN: 1-982644-71-0 / 978-1-982644-71-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Familiars
Author(s): Stacey Halls
ISBN: 1-982644-72-9 / 978-1-982644-72-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Familiars
Author(s): Stacey Halls
ISBN: 1-982644-73-7 / 978-1-982644-73-4
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Familiars
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Familiars
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February 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Familiars
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ISBN: 1-78576-961-8 / 978-1-78576-961-0 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Familiars
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Familiars
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Familiars
Author(s): Stacey Halls
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Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Familiars: A Novel
Author(s): Stacey Halls
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February 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Familiars
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