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The Plague Charmer

(2016)
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A tale of the plague from Queen of the Dark Ages and bestselling author of Company of Liars, Karen Maitland, that will chill and delight fans of C.J. Sansom's Tombland and Beth Underdown's The Witchfinder's Sister in equal measure.

'A dark read... fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill' The Times

1361. An unlucky thirteen years after the Black Death, plague returns to England.

When the sickness spreads from city to village, who stands to lose the most? And who will seize this moment for their own dark ends?

The dwarf who talks in riddles?
The mother who fears for her children?
The wild woman from the sea?
Or two lost boys, far away from home?

Pestilence is in the air. But something much darker lurks in the depths.

What readers are saying about The Plague Charmer:

'I couldn't put it down. Atmospheric and dark. [Karen Maitland] has created a very believable world of superstition, reality and the possibility of the supernatural'

'An incredibly absorbing book, full of twists and turns'

'Loved this gritty tale set in a time of dark magic and the plague. Its horrors are vividly told but with an underlying sense of human resilience and hope'

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Plague Charmer: A gripping novel of the plague
Author(s): Karen Maitland
ISBN: 1-4722-3582-7 / 978-1-4722-3582-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Plague Charmer: A gripping novel of the plague
Author(s): Karen Maitland
ISBN: 1-4722-3586-X / 978-1-4722-3586-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Plague Charmer: A gripping novel of the plague
Author(s): Karen Maitland
ISBN: 1-4722-3583-5 / 978-1-4722-3583-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Plague Charmer
Author(s): Karen Maitland
Publisher: Headline
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October 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Plague Charmer
Author(s): Karen Maitland
Publisher: Headline
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October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Plague Charmer
Author(s): Karen Maitland
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Plague Charmer: A gripping novel of the plague
Author(s): Karen Maitland
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU