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Weyward

por Emilia Hart

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"2019: Under cover of darkness, Kate flees London for ramshackle Weyward Cottage, inherited from a great aunt she barely remembers. With its tumbling ivy and overgrown garden, the cottage is worlds away from the abusive partner who tormented Kate. But she begins to suspect that her great aunt had a secret. One that lurks in the bones of the cottage, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century. 1619: Altha is awaiting trial for the murder of a local farmer who was stampeded to death by his herd. As a girl, Altha's mother taught her their magic, a kind not rooted in spell casting but in a deep knowledge of the natural world. But unusual women have always been deemed dangerous, and as the evidence for witchcraft is set out against Altha, she knows it will take all of her powers to maintain her freedom. 1942: As World War II rages, Violet is trapped in her family's grand, crumbling estate. Straitjacketed by societal convention, she longs for the robust education her brother receives--and for her mother, long deceased, who was rumored to have gone mad before her death. The only traces Violet has of her are a locket bearing the initial W and the word weyward scratched into the baseboard of her bedroom. Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries, Emilia Hart's Weyward is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world"--… (mais)
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Weyward by Emilia Hart is a tale of three women from three different time periods covering a span of five centuries. In 1619 Altha is on trial for witchcraft, in 1942 Violet is fascinated by nature and insects and in 2019 Kate flees an abusive partner in London to seek refuge in her newly inherited Weyward cottage of the title.

Each of the three women face hardship and challenges to their agency. They each demonstrate resilience and struggle to harness their own inner power and strength stemming from the Weyward line of women before them.

All three characters have an affinity with nature and insects in particular, which gives rise to an accusation of witchcraft for Altha in the seventeenth century:

"Witch. The word slithers from the mouth like a serpent, drips from the tongue as thick and black as tar. We never thought of ourselves as witches, my mother and I. For this was a word invented by men, a word that brings power to those who speak it, not those it describes. A word that builds gallows and pyres, turns breathing women into corpses. No. It was not a word we ever used." Page 157

As you can see the writing is confident, the research seamless and the reading experience as enjoyable as any historical fiction novel by the likes of Philippa Gregory or Stacey Halls.

"She looked happy, hand in hand with her husband. Perhaps she was, then. Or perhaps I was standing too far away. A great many things look different from a distance. Truth is like ugliness: you need to be close to see it." Page 186

I was desperate for a makeover of the run down Weyward Cottage which sadly didn't come (I'm a sucker for a property makeover or fictional renovation of any kind) but each of the narratives were compelling and I enjoyed how they eventually fit together.

Born in Sydney and now residing in London, Emilia Hart is definitely an author to watch. Weyward by Emilia Hart is highly recommended for fans of historical fiction and strong female characters. ( )
  Carpe_Librum | Jul 8, 2024 |
I loved it; I couldn’t put it down!!

A little magic, a great connected story of the 1600’s, 1940’s and present day, and secrets all around. Not my go-to kind of book, but it’s the second time I have surprised myself by really enjoying a well-written story with a bit of magic thrown in! Hmmm…

Oh and don’t forget one of the best covers of 2023 for sure!!! ( )
  snewell2 | Jun 24, 2024 |
Since my view is in the minority here, it seems important to add it: I wanted to like this book, but the writing was predictable, with superficial character development. It read like a bodice-ripper dressed up with a bit of historical accuracy. None of the characters were compelling enough to stick it out for, so I stopped listening about a third of the way through. (I went back a few days later to try again and it still felt the same.) EDIT: The lack of positive male characters, issues of pregnancy/abortion, etc., named in other reviews, weren't a problem for me, except that the men (like the women) and their interactions were one-dimensional. ( )
  airgid | May 3, 2024 |
To say I was disappointed to listen to this book is putting it mildly. It won best historical fiction in the 2023 GoodReads Best Books for 2023, and as historical fiction is my favourite genre, I thought I should read it. Well this isn't historical fiction. Far from it. There are zero historical facts in this book, just witches, women with bad luck and troubles, women who can't seem to make their own minds, nothing butmagical realism, and some very hateful men. The book should be rated as feminist fiction, and no where did I see that in any of the reviews that I did read. I was stretched to the limit with horrible, evil men, and thought to myself--"how misleading". Not every man is a chauvinistic, mean bully. I know lots of really loving, kind men, including my father and my husband. I couldn't take it after I was about halfway through the book and sent it back to the library where I borrowed it from. ( )
1 vote Romonko | May 1, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this! I was a bit worried going into it because it seemed divisive in the book community. I really liked the vibe and the dark coziness throughout the book. ( )
  LynnMPK | Apr 16, 2024 |
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Thoughtful and at times harrowing, this novel is a successful blend of historical fiction and modern feminism. ...Three generations of women struggle against the bounds of patriarchy in this debut novel... an engaging novel that captures the ways patriarchy has sought to limit women for all of history and the ways women have found to carve out freedom for themselves.
 
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The Weyward Sisters, hand in hand, Posters of the sea and land, Thus do go, about, about, thrice to mine, And thrice again to make up nine. Peace, The charm's wound up. - Macbeth

Weyward is used in the First Folio edition on Macbeth. In later versions, Weyward was replaced by Weird.
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"2019: Under cover of darkness, Kate flees London for ramshackle Weyward Cottage, inherited from a great aunt she barely remembers. With its tumbling ivy and overgrown garden, the cottage is worlds away from the abusive partner who tormented Kate. But she begins to suspect that her great aunt had a secret. One that lurks in the bones of the cottage, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century. 1619: Altha is awaiting trial for the murder of a local farmer who was stampeded to death by his herd. As a girl, Altha's mother taught her their magic, a kind not rooted in spell casting but in a deep knowledge of the natural world. But unusual women have always been deemed dangerous, and as the evidence for witchcraft is set out against Altha, she knows it will take all of her powers to maintain her freedom. 1942: As World War II rages, Violet is trapped in her family's grand, crumbling estate. Straitjacketed by societal convention, she longs for the robust education her brother receives--and for her mother, long deceased, who was rumored to have gone mad before her death. The only traces Violet has of her are a locket bearing the initial W and the word weyward scratched into the baseboard of her bedroom. Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries, Emilia Hart's Weyward is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world"--

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