Emilia Hart author

Format: Hardback

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Published: 2nd Feb '23



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Discover the unique, original and unforgettable fiction debut novel of 2023 – a BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick and #2 Times Bestseller


*Cosmopolitan's Best Books for 2023
*‘A generational tale of female resilience’ GUARDIAN
*‘A much-heralded epic’ OBSERVER


‘Alive, vivid and gripping’ ABIGAIL DEAN
‘Humming with a sly, exhilarating magic’ BRIDGET COLLINS
‘Empowering’ GLAMOUR
‘A bold witchy debut’ RED

KATE, 2019
Kate flees London – abandoning everything – for Cumbria and Weyward Cottage, inherited from her great-aunt. There, a secret lurks in the bones of the house, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century.

VIOLET, 1942
Violet is more interested in collecting insects and climbing trees than in becoming a proper young lady. Until a chain of shocking events changes her life forever.

ALTHA, 1619
Altha is on trial for witchcraft, accused of killing a local man. Known for her uncanny connection with nature and animals, she is a threat that must be eliminated.

But Weyward women belong to the wild. And they cannot be tamed…

Weaving together the stories of three women across five centuries, Weyward is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world.

WEYWARD is bewitching early readers:
‘A story that absolutely lives up to its promise' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I didn't want to put it down. I loved every character' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Phenomenal… I devoured this book’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Haunting, compelling, just sensational. Definitely one of the books of 2023’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘The Weyward women have captured my heart’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Alive, vivid and gripping’ ABIGAIL DEAN

‘Humming with a sly, exhilarating magic’ BRIDGET COLLINS


‘Utterly absorbing’ ABI DARE

‘Fierce and moving… magnificent’ ROSIE ANDREWS

‘A stunning debut’ LUCY CLARKE

‘Relevant, empowering and brilliantly written… I just love it!’ JOANNA CANNON

‘A magical read’ WOMAN & HOME

‘[A] bold witchy debut’ RED

‘It seems to be the year of the witch book – and this is the best I’ve read so far’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

‘An absolute beauty… a riveting page turner for wild women everywhere’ JULIE OWEN MOYLAN, author of That Green Eyed Girl

‘Beautifully written and intricate as a spider's web’ SUNYI DEAN, author of The Book Eaters

‘A brave and original debut – spellbinding’ SARAH PENNER, author of The Lost Apothecary

‘Beguiling, absorbing and exquisitely-rendered’ LIZZIE POOK, author of Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

‘A fabulous debut’ PRIMA

‘An entertaining read’ THE TIMES

‘Leave[s] you keen to turn the page and find out more’ INDEPENDENT

‘A beautifully powerful debut’ LOVE READING

‘An empowering read that will keep you glued to the final word… Buy this book’ GLAMOUR

‘An outstanding debut’ FABULOUS magazine

‘2023 is set to be the year of witchy reads, and Weyward is one of the most exciting new titles’ COSMOPOLITAN

ISBN: 9780008499082

Dimensions: 240mm x 159mm x 33mm

Weight: 620g

384 pages