The bleak Hungarian Plain, 1914, an isolated village shrouded in superstition and rumours of witchcraft...'I have made mistakes. As surely as those eight women are twisting in the wind w, in my own bway, I've been twisting in the wind my whole life. At least that's what I tell myself when I cant face up to what I am and what I've done...' Outcast from village life, Sari is tormented by a loneliness like other. The daughter of a taltos, Sari has the second sight and a reputation as a witch. At the outbreak of war, the men of the village are called away to fight and a powerful bond develops between the women left behind. Sari, for the first time, finds herself with friends. However, these friendships come at a price as the women struggle to hold on to the freedom that war has brought them. Things take a sinister turn and suspicions are alerted, as one by one the villagers begin to uncover Sari's dark secret...It is based on an Astonishing True Story.
Jessica Gregson, 28, has a degree in Anthropology from Cambridge and a Masters in Development from LSE. Jessica has worked as a policy advisor for the home office and a humanitarian worker in Sudan. Jessica has just started a PhD at SOAS in London. Jessica is the author of Angel Makers (2007) and The Ice Cream Army (2009)