June 2018 Fiction & Entertainment Birlinn

Witch Wood John Buchan, introduction by Allan Massie

Witch Wood
John Buchan, introduction by Allan Massie


Paperback | Jun 2018 | Polygon | 9781846974564 | 352pp | 198x129mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$19.99, NZD$24.99

Buchan’s favourite of all his novels, Witch Wood deals with the hypocrisy that can lie beneath god-fearing respectability. The book is set in the terrifying times of the first half of the seventeenth century when the Church of Scotland unleashed a wave of cruelty and intolerance. Minister Sempill witnesses devil worship in the ’Witch Wood’ and is persecuted.