This is a gripping tale of witchcraft based on a true story set in seventeenth century Scotland on Pollok estate. There is a central character - a young girl, Janet Douglas (whose background is a mystery) who cannot speak initially but who does find her voice to accuse others of witchcraft, which was thought to have caused the horrific, untreatable illness afflicting Sir George Maxwell of Pollok. Counter accusations fly to and fro. Margaret Maxwell, Sir George's daughter, persuades her father to take the girl into his ...

The Witches of Pollok 2010, Capercaillie Books Limited, Edinburugh

ISBN-13: 9781906220365