Ratchet the Reluctant Witch – Sara Pascoe


Ratchet the Reluctant Witch“It’s a rollercoaster plot with gorgeous historical detail and fabulous characters…Magical.” – Tania Findlay–The Sun Newspaper, London.

Be careful what you wish for. Fourteen-year-old Rachel Hollingsworth (‘that’s Ratchet, you eejit’) is sick of living in foster care. Desperate for her independence, she runs away. But unaware she’s a witch, she accidentally travels back in time to the notorious Essex witch trials, along with her social worker-witch mentor Bryony and Oscar the cat. They all face execution, but their powers are failing and time is running out. They manage to escape, but to Old Istanbul. Ratchet, now a skilled fortune teller, is invited to the Palace to read the Sultan’s wife’s future. But the Sultana has something else in mind. She holds Ratchet’s friends hostage, until she does ‘one small favour’. With her friends’ lives in the balance, Ratchet has to make the most difficult decisions of her life, and carry them out – all on her own.

Author Bio

Sara Pascoe comes to writing after a career in psychology, neuroscience, and public policy where she had many fascinating experiences, from the chimp house to the halls of Congress.  Originally from the United States, Sara moved to the UK in 2004 with her husband David, to be nearer to his family.  They now live in Bournemouth, on the southern coast of Britain, where they run a B&B for English language students.

“Professionally produced to a very high standard with appropriately designed cover art, there is much to enjoy about the story. The historical element sits comfortably alongside the modern-day setting and there is enough action to keep interest alive until the end.” – Historical Novel Society

“This story is amazing. It is as realistic as it is not! It has magic and it has drama and at the same time, it has funny moments, and talking cats and dogs. It is funny and entertaining and it is serious and complex.” – Marina Boteva

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