Deborah Bogen is a poet and novelist. Her three books of poems, Let Me Open You a Swan, Landscape With Silos, and Living by the Children's Cemetery are all prize winners. Her first novel, The Witch of Leper Cove, is a tale of 13th century England. The sequel, The Hounds of God, will be out in May 2015.
The Witch of Leper Cove
It's the 13th century and the Holy Mother Church is under attack. Pope Honorius has created the Inquisition and sent the Dominicans into Christendom to root out heresy.
In the quiet English village of Aldinoch Lily and her twin brothers are recovering from the mysterious disappearance of their parents. When Lily's guardian, Alice, is accused of witchcraft and imprisoned in the dank dungeon beneath Guildford Castle the siblings realize they must find a way to help her. In this story of betrayal and courage the siblings discover strange allies and unexpected strength, but will that be enough to save The Witch of Leper Cove?
Awards and Recognition
- The XJ Kennedy Poetry Prize
- The Elixir Press Antivenom Prize