Offbeat Historical Fiction with A.K. Blakemore

“Henry Tudor? Never heard of her!”

As a little warm-up for our event celebrating the launch of her spellbinding debut novel, The Manningtree Witches, we asked A.K. Blakemore to compile a list of her favourite offbeat historical fiction.

Take a look at her choices below, pre-order your copy of The Manningtree Witches, and join us via Instagram Live on 9 March for our first ever live tarot interview courtesy of Jen Cownie of Litwitchure!

The Manningtree Witches: A.K. Blakemore Live Tarot Interview with Jen Cownie of Litwitchure


Join us when we welcome A.K. Blakemore for a live tarot interview with Jen Cownie of Litwitchure. The event will be streaming Instagram Live to celebrate the publication of A.K. Blakemore’s hugely anticipated debut novel, THE MANNINGTREE WITCHES.

Fear takes root in the women of Manningtree when the Witchfinder General comes to town.

Caught amidst betrayal and persecution, what must Rebecca West do to survive?

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Dark, original, unsettling, and crackling with fierce and visceral life, The Manningtree Witches heralds the birth of an utterly vital new voice in fiction. AK Blakemore makes the past breathe, and allows it, with dazzling candour, to speak hotly to the complicated reality of our own moment
— Rebecca Tamás