Danielle Devlin is a writer from Durham and a senior editor for Virtual Zine Mag, which specialises in the voices of underrepresented writers. In 2021, Danielle won the Future Bookshelf mentorship – the home for Hachette UK’s creative writing programmes. Burnt Offerings is her first novel. Based on historical records, this is an unflinching retelling of the North Berwick Witch Trials that took place in the 16th Century. Burnt Offeringsis a celebration of strong women. A visceral and unique aspect told from the point of view of the accused.
Danielle will appear before our ‘Witcherature’ event with Anya Bergman and Stacey Thomas.
Saturday 7 October, 2pm
Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Road, EH10 4DH
How far would you go to save yourself when the truth can’t set you free?
Besse Craw is a young mother whose husband has mysteriously vanished. And in a time when women were powerless, she is accused of witchcraft, abused by her employer, and destined to lose her daughter, her freedom and her life.
Set during the infamous North Berwick Witch Trials, that saw many persecuted, tortured and killed, Besse uncovers long-held secrets as she fights for justice and truth in a world of suspicion and lies.