Publication Date: 02/02/2023 ISBN: 9780008499082 Category:


Emilia Hart

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 02/02/2023 ISBN: 9780008499082 Category:


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Mr B's review

This is the story of three Weyward women who hold a power and connection to the natural world, in the face of the recurring prosecution and violence against women.
In the 1600s, Altha lives a quiet, kind life, yet is inevitably accused of witchcraft by her community. In the 1940’s, Violet lives meekly under the rule of a cold Father, who refuses to tell her anything about her mysterious Mother who died before Violet got to know her. In the modern day, Kate runs from an abusive relationship, drawn by the last wishes of Violet, to a rural cottage. In this safe space, she begins to piece together the mysterious of her family and forgive herself for a childhood trauma. In overcoming the men who try to keep them subservient, each woman discovers her bloodline’s power over nature in their fight to reclaim their lives.
A little fantastical, with strengthening characters who draw on the power of all things wild, this book is enjoyable for anyone inspired by the natural world and interested in the trials of women.



* A #2 Times bestseller

* A New York Times bestseller


‘Humming with a sly, exhilarating magic’ BRIDGET COLLINS

‘A much-heralded epic’ OBSERVER

‘Empowering’ GLAMOUR

Three women, five centuries, one spellbinding story

In the present day, Kate flees a traumatic relationship to the Cumbrian cottage she inherited from her great-aunt; but the cottage hides secrets of its own.

In 1942, Violet rebels against her father’s ideas of a ‘proper young lady’ . . . until he takes matters into his own hands.

In 1619, Altha is on trial for witchcraft, implicated in the gruesome death of a local man.

Three women they tried to cage – but Weyward women belong to the wild. And they cannot be tamed…

Weyward was a Times bestseller w/e 18-02-2023.

Publisher Review

‘Alive, vivid and gripping’ ABIGAIL DEAN

‘Humming with a sly, exhilarating magic’ BRIDGET COLLINS


‘Utterly absorbing’ ABI DARE

‘Fierce and moving… magnificent’ ROSIE ANDREWS

‘A stunning debut’ LUCY CLARKE

‘Relevant, empowering and brilliantly written… I just love it!’ JOANNA CANNON

‘An absolute beauty… a riveting page turner for wild women everywhere’ JULIE OWEN MOYLAN, author of That Green Eyed Girl

‘Beautifully written and intricate as a spider’s web’ SUNYI DEAN, author of The Book Eaters

‘A brave and original debut – spellbinding’ SARAH PENNER, author of The Lost Apothecary

‘Beguiling, absorbing and exquisitely-rendered’ LIZZIE POOK, author of Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter

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