A Pinch of Magic


All Betty Widdershins longs for is escape from Crowstone. She plots her journey in her room above the ‘The Poacher’s Pocket’ the inn where she lives with her sisters and grandmother. Yet, when Betty and younger sister Charlie make their eventual escape, Granny intervenes. It is at this point, Betty learns of ‘A Pinch of Magic’, the curse that has determined the lives or deaths of Widdershins’ girls for more than a century.

The curse involves three magical items, one for each sister. It began in Crowstone Prison, where Granny visits, promised clues to break the curse in return for help with a prison escape.

Can Betty, Fliss and Charlie break the curse? Will the bonds of sisterhood be enough to unite them? Can they trust each other to that extent? ‘

Chilling, haunting, with an odour of Magwitch on the marshes, ‘A Pinch of Magic’ is a very satisfying, bewitching and thrilling read!

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A Pinch of Magic

Michelle Harrison

(Simon & Schuster)

Can ‘A Pinch of Magic’, the three magical items each of the Widdershins’ sisters inherits be enough to break their curse? As they discover its origins, they must trust each other and others, in order to break free. From invisibility to transportation, to spying, each has a special gift. Yet owning these gifts confines them to Crowstone, and a life limited by a century old betrayal.


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