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Her Kind

Her Kind

Niamh Boyce

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The eagerly awaited new novel from the award-winning author of No 1 bestseller, The Herbalist ('The most entertaining yet substantial historical novel since Joseph O'Connor's Star of the Sea' Irish Times)1324, KilkennieA woman seeks refuge for herself and her daughter in the household of a childhood friend.

The eagerly awaited new novel from the award-winning author of No 1 bestseller, The Herbalist ('The most entertaining yet substantial historical novel since Joseph O'Connor's Star of the Sea' Irish Times)1324, KilkennieA woman seeks refuge for herself and her daughter in the household of a childhood friend.

The friend, Alice Kytler, gives her former companion a new name, Petronelle, a job as a servant, and warns her to hide their old connection. Before long Petronelle comes to understand that in the city pride, greed and envy are as dangerous as the wolves that prowl the savage countryside. And she realizes that Alice's household is no place of safety. Once again, Petronelle decides to flee. But this time she confronts forces greater than she could ever have imagined and she finds herself fighting for more than her freedom ... Tense, moving and atmospheric, Her Kind is a vivid re-imagining of the events leading up to the Kilkenny Witch Trial.

'Shines a light on women who have been silenced. This tightly paced novel confirms Boyce as an important voice in Irish literature' Louise O'Neill'The plot is pacey and menacing, and the writing is clear, sharp and studded with glistening phrases ... a wonderful shout through time' Nuala O'Connor'Pulls us into a world both seductively alien, yet uneasily, all-too-humanly, familiar' Mia Gallagher'Niamh Boyce has taken a bleak and dismal period and sent a bolt of beautiful and revealing light into the darkness' John MacKenna'Moving and atmospheric' Irish Country MagazinePraise for The Herbalist:'An elegant morality tale about the inescapable strictures of women's lives ... Her publisher describes her as "a dazzling new voice".

I cannot disagree' Sunday Times'Hugely impressive and wonderfully assured' Irish Times'A serious new literary talent' TV3'Comparisons to Edna O'Brien and Pat McCabe are more than justified. That said, Boyce has a unique voice and sensibility, one that's entirely her own' Image Magazine

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Author Niamh Boyce
Publisher Penguin
Publication date 4 Apr 2019
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781844884339

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