Witch Child Themes

Celia Rees
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Witchcraft is a very important theme in "Witch Child" as it drives the action of the novel. The novel begins with Mary announcing she is a witch. She describes how her grandmother, Eliza Nuttall, was tried as a witch and hanged. Their neighbors whisper that Mary may have the same powers as Eliza, so a stranger who turns out to be Mary's long-lost mother rescues Mary and takes her to an inn where she is dressed as a Puritan and learns that she will be sent to America for safety. On the way to Southampton, Mary passes the Temple of the Winds which her grandmother told her about as they are sacred to those who live by the Old Religion. On the ship, Mary dreams of women watching from the coast and knows they were sent by her mother to protect her since E is a powerful witch...

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