Bonnier Books UK is excited to offer reading groups 10 copies of The Witches of Vardø by Anya Begman.
They will have justice. They will show their power. They will not burn.
Norway, 1662. A dangerous time to be a woman, when even dancing can lead to accusations of witchcraft. After recently widowed Zigri’s affair with the local merchant is discovered, she is sent to the fortress at Vardø to be tried as a witch.
Zigri’s daughter Ingeborg sets off into the wilderness to try to bring her mother back home. Accompanying her on this quest is Maren – herself the daughter of a witch – whose wild nature and unconquerable spirit gives Ingeborg the courage to venture into the unknown, and to risk all she has to save her family.
Also captive in the fortress is Anna Rhodius, once the King of Denmark’s mistress, who has been sent in disgrace to the island of Vardø. What will she do – and who will she betray – to return to her privileged life at court?
These Witches of Vardø are stronger than even the King. In an age weighted against them, they refuse to be victims. They will have their justice. All they need do is show their power.
‘Glorious and vivid: an intricate, timeless novel about prejudice, freedom and the power we can find within. It swept me away…’ – Christy Lefteri
h3. How to get involved
To be in with a chance of winning 10 copies of The Witches of Vardø for your reading group, please complete the survey by 15 December.
If successful, each of your members will be expected to share a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Waterstones or the Reading Groups for Everyone website within six weeks of receiving the books. Please only pitch if you can commit to this.
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If you have any questions about this offer, please get in touch with Kimberley.Sheehan@readingagency.org.uk.