Babes in the Wood


Book two in the much-loved Witches of Woodville trilogy and a coming-of-age novel like no other – full of life, love, war and magic, this is Maisie Dobbs meets The Magicians (with a helping of Terry Pratchett!).

ISBN: 9781471197994 Author: Stay, Mark Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. Publication Date: 28th October 2021 Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 400 Language: English Edition: Paperback original Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category:

‘ACE. Smart and funny and written so warmly. It’s an absolutely smashing read’Pernille Hughes, author of Probably the Best Kiss in the World  ? 

The Witches of Woodville Part 2

July, 1940
In a quiet village in rural Kent, a magical mystery leads to murder . . .

Woodville has returned to ‘normal’ after the departure of the Crow Folk. The villagers put out fires from aircraft shot down in the Battle of Britain, and Faye Bright discovers that magic can be just as dangerous as any weapon.

The arrival of a trio of Jewish children fleeing the Nazis brings the fight for Europe to the village. When their guardian is found dead, Faye must play nanny to the terrified children while gathering clues to uncover a dark magic that threatens to change the course of the war. And she must do it quickly – the children have seen too much and someone wants them silenced for good.

For fans of Lev Grossman and Terry Pratchett comes the second novel in this delightful trilogy of war, mystery and a little bit of magic . . .

Praise for The Crow Folk

‘Swept me straight back to days of losing myself in Diana Wynne Jones novels, and getting lost in truly absorbing, sometimes scary, sometimes emotive adventure with its roots in folklore and history. A story that is full of magic and delight that will thrill readers of any age’Rowan Coleman, author of The Girl at the Window

‘Stay has brewed a cracking blend of charm and creepiness in The Crow Folk. A rip-roaring tale of bravery and witchcraft on the wartime home front, expertly told with lashings of wit and warmth’Pernille Hughes, author of Probably the Best Kiss in the World  ? 

 ‘A delightful mash-up of Dad’s Army and Charmed. An absolute treat’CK McDonnell, author of Stranger Times

‘Warm, witty, witchy wartime fun. With Mark Stay as writer you’re always guaranteed a magical read’Julie Wassmer, author of the Whitstable Pearl Mysteries
‘You’ll love it: Doctor Who meets Worzel GummidgeLorna Cook, author of The Forgotten Village
‘A jolly romp with witches, demons, and bellringing. Pratchett fans will enjoy this, and Faye is a feisty and fun hero. Dad’s Army meets Witches of EastwickIan W Sainsbury

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