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Malkin : An Ellegy in 15 Spels : 5

Camille Ralphs, Emma Wright
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The Emma Press
Published: November 13, 2015
ISBN: 9781910139301
36 pages, 6 black and white woodcut-style illustrations
Country of publication: United Kingdom


A book of poems about one of Britain’s most famous witch prosecution, the Pendle Witch Trials.

Malkin is a vivid evocation of the trials of the Pendle Witches in 1612. The sequence of poems is delivered in the form of epitaphic monologues, with the accused men and women eerily addressing the reader with their confessions and pleas. Strikingly, poet Camille Ralphs has employed the technique of free spelling throughout the monologues, bringing out new meanings in familiar words and encouraging the reader to immerse themselves in the world of the poems.

Fully illustrated with woodcut-style drawings from Emma Wright.

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