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Cover of the book 'Hex' by Jeni Fagan which features a crow on a blue background.

Book group meeting – Hex by Jenni Fagan

Date: Thursday 29th June   /   Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm


On this, the last night of her life, in a prison cell several floors below Edinburgh’s High Street, convicted witch Geillis Duncan receives a mysterious visitor – Iris, who says she comes from a future where women are still persecuted for who they are and what they believe.

As the hours pass and dawn approaches, Geillis recounts the circumstances of her arrest, brutal torture, confession and trial, while Iris offers support, solace – and the tantalising prospect of escape.

Cover of the book 'Hex' by Jeni Fagan which features a crow on a blue background.

Hex is a visceral depiction of what happens when a society is consumed by fear and superstition, exploring how the terrible force of a king’s violent crusade against ordinary women can still be felt, right up to the present day.

This book should be available from all your usual book suppliers or your local library. Another way to support independent bookshops is to order through bookshop.org.

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