Their life is a desperate struggle for survival: wise-woman Nettle, Mad Helga, little Gillyflower, the girl they took in seven long years ago. They live by selling potions, begging for food, sometimes robbing the dead of the battlefields that scar the Scottish hills every year. But Gilly remembers a happier life. She has dedicated her very being to destroying the man who destroyed that happiness, even though she has no way to reach him. Until the day he saves her life. Now Gilly knows where he is, who he is. Disguised as a poor servant boy, she insinuates herself into his life, subtly begins to shape it. Even as Macbeth becomes King of Scotland, Gilly brings her revenge to its triumphant conclusion.
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'What a book! Rebecca Reisert's mediaeval story is priceless.' -- Bangor Chronicle A fascinating alternative storyline to the play ... powerful, evocative. One of the most original first novels you're likely to find in this or any other year.' -- Birmingham Post This clever slant on Macbeth is excellent ... the central characters give it a warmth that will stay in the memory. -- Coventry Evening Telegraph 'Whether Macbeth interests you as an historical person or as a Shakespeare play, The Third Witch is a book you will enjoy' -- Writing Magazine 20020108 'Original, atmospheric...Reisert balancing the intrigue and bloddlust of the royal court with the human drama unfolding below the stairs' -- The List (Glasgow) 20011129 'A powerful retelling of Macbeth' -- Good Book Guide 20020301
About Rebecca Reisert
R. S. Reisert first became fascinated with the story of Macbeth when she followed his footsteps through Scotland, visiting both the sites mentioned in Shakespeare's play and those accepted by modern Scottish historians. She teaches English and drama.
The Third Witch by Rebecca Reisert
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