Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Monthly Newsletter

Join Now

Her Kind

Author(s): Niamh Boyce

Location(s): County Kilkenny

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 14th Century

‘Gripping … a story of loss, ambition, misogyny, family love and what it means to belong … evocative and atmospheric’ Irish Times

1324, Kilkennie: A time of suspicion and conspiracy. A place where zealous men rage against each other – and even more against uppity women

A woman finds refuge with her daughter in the household of a childhood friend.

The friend, Alice Kytler, gives her former companion a new name, Petronelle, a job as a servant, and warns her to hide their old connection.

But in aligning herself with a powerful woman, Petronelle and her child are in more danger than they ever faced in the savage countryside …

Tense, moving and atmospheric Her Kind is vivid reimagining of the events leading to the Kilkenny Witch Trial.

Review this Book

To review this book, please

Log in