|Author:||Marie Louise Fitzpatrick|
16th-century London, Flea Nettleworth, apprentice to a playwright, watches as his struggling master's fortunes turn, and all of a sudden London is in his thrall. But soon Flea's master can no longer tell where the imagined world ends and the real one begins. Could the arrival of a mysterious Faery Elder trunk hold the answer? Modern day, Lally lives on a barge, roaming the canalways and performing shows with her puppeteer father. Then, after Lally's father pulls an ancient piece of wood from the canal and fashions it into a puppet, his success seems unstoppable. As her father's obsession with his puppet grows and his plays become darker, Lally begins to wonder if there is something rather sinister, dangerous even, about the wooden doll.
Gothic thriller for 10+ by Irish author Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick. Celtic legend, a malevolent faery queen and the dark underbelly of the theatreworld come to life as two stories of 16th-century London and the modern day interweave in this gripping tale full of dark secrets and magic.
I really enjoyed Hagwitch. First of the cover is beautiful, I absolutely love the cover! The colours are beautiful and I would pick it up if I saw it on a bookshelf. Secondly, the story captivated me. Hagwitch is a great read, I recommend it to anyone who loves a good read of myth and magic, and a story that also gives you chills -- Megan Readingawaythedays 20130321
Born in Dublin, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is the award-winning children's book author and illustrator of IZZY AND SKUNK, YOU, ME AND THE BIG BLUE SEA and THERE. Her books have been published throughout the world in various co-editions. Apart from travelling, her interests include photography, history and chocolate. She lives in Wicklow with her writer/illustrator husband, Michael Emberley.