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The Wild Hunt of Hagworthy by Penelope…

The Wild Hunt of Hagworthy (1971)

by Penelope Lively

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Atmospheric tale of an old pagan practice revived for a summer fete, summoning dangerous old forces that focus on a young outsider in a rural village. Marvelous writing evokes the rich summer countryside as well as loneliness, alienation, friendship and strange dark undercurrents. Visitor Lucy watches her one friend, square peg Kester, almost willfully become the prey and tries to save him from himself and from the hunt. The writing is of a particularly high standard and the whole thing is a chilling little read. ( )
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The revival of an ancient dance in an English village stirs up legendary unseen evil spirits which terrify a girl and her friend.

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