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The Hanging Tree

L M Shepherd

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234 pages. The Hanging Tree Grace Summers is an ordinary girl who has surfaced from heartache and disappointment in her young life. David, her boyfriend has fallen for another woman and Grace has moved out. Next comes the shock of redundancy as she moves into a small home that nestles in the trees of Hinchinbrooke Park. Surprisingly, Grace doesnt feel jaded about whats happened; in fact shes enjoying her new found freedom. Just when she thinks life is okay, she has an out of this world experience that takes herback into Medieval England. Trying to understand her predicament she does her best to survive through danger, fear, hunger and homelessness with help from Will, the Gamekeepers son. Grace finds acourageousness she never knew she possessed and is hunted as a Witch. When shockingly she returns to the century of her birth she feels enlightened in life. Shes discovered the value and strength of love, through the man shes encountered and realises that her life was much less than okay, before. The Hanging Tree contrasts the plentyful year of 2009 with the hard times of 1664 when Grace ends up in a Witchcraft crazed town, in Cambridgeshire, she fights for her life and the life of an innocent child. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781451519570

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Title: The Hanging Tree

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While taking a walk one evening, Grace has a life changing experience. A bohemian girl who suffers an over bearing Mother enters 1644 by accident. She rescues a new born child and is accused of Witchery by the Witch finder General, Matthew Hopkins. Desperate to get back to Huntingdon 2009 and helped by Will, the Gamekeepers son, she makes a bid for freedom. She befriends Elizabeth Chandler, a woman hung as a Witch in 1644. Grace's disturbing journey brings her closer to her critical Mother when they share a common experience. Based on some historical facts, Linda added her own fiction to create a spellbinding story. She places a modern woman in Medieval England with just a handbag, filled with 21st century paraphernalia; just to see if she'll survive by using her wits. She portrays the danger and uncertainty of those times candidly, adding love and romance to conjure up a totally believable slice of the reality of those dark times.. Thousands (mostly women and chidren) were murdered as Witches during the era Linda writes about, especially in the part of England she comes from. Misogyny played a large part in this anti-Christian behaviour. The subject still is, in some ways, taboo. Linda was one of many, who signed a petition to pardon the Witch's, unlawfully beaten, raped, ducked, burned or hanged during the 14th to 18th centuries. Some of these people...were our ancestors.

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Linda Shepherd was born and educated in the University town of Cambridge, England in 1952. She studied Journalism, Law & Media Techniques and also worked inthe Beauty Industry. She has travelled exstensively, in Europe and the USA where she lived for six years. She has written since the age of ten and decided to become a full time Author in 2002. Linda now lives in a village in Cambridgeshire, England and spends her time writing.

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