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A Discovery of Witches

What is the real secret of the philosopher’s stone? Deborah Harkness in A Discovery of Witches connects its immortality, wealth and knowledge to vampires. Although the story begins slowly with academic references and a strange book recalled from the Oxford … Continue reading

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Daughters of the Witching Hill

“…double, double, toil and trouble…” Stories about witches today are relegated to Disney movies or science fiction horror, and Arthur Miller famously fictionalized the New England trials of Puritan cleansing in The Crucible.    Easy to forget the historical truth … Continue reading

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