Join author Daniel Ingram-Brown for a leisurely walk through the historic woodland surrounding Mother Shipton’s Cave and the Petrifying Well to celebrate the launch of his new book, Bea’s Witch: A ghostly coming-of-age story, in the landscape in which it is set.
Pausing for readings, the walk will take in the Cave, the Wishing Well, the famous Dropping Well which turns objects into stone, and the Long Walk, lasting for about an hour and a half. Hear tales of a night of strange encounters, of stories shared and spirits awoken, a night of reckoning and rebirth.
During the walk there will be the opportunity to ask Daniel questions about Bea’s Witch and how the atmospheric surroundings and legends of Mother Shipton inspired the story. At the end of the walk, there will be the chance to buy a special advance copy of the book, which can be signed and personalised.
About the book:
The future can be rewritten.
On the eve of her twelfth birthday, Beatrice Crosse runs away from her adoptive home only to encounter the ghost of England’s most famous prophetess. The witch offers her treasure, but can she be trusted? Bea must wrestle her past to discover the witch’s secret and find her way home.
“A stunningly-crafted read which beautifully weaves reality with story, myth and magic” – Rubie Clark, Reviewer
“An enchanting story, beautifully written” – P.J. Whiteley, Author and Journalist
“A deft blending of historical, fantastical, contemporary and adoption fiction. I was genuinely transported” – Dr Rachel Connor, Novelist and Dramatist
About the author:
Daniel is an award-winning author and theatre maker from Yorkshire. He lives in a house built from the stones of a ruined castle with his wife, son, their bearded dragon and one-eyed cat!
Daniel is the author of Bea’s Witch: A ghostly coming-of-age story and The Firebird Chronicles series, published by Lodestone Books and Our Street Books. He is the recipient of the Taner Baybars award for original fiction in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Magical Realism, awarded by the Society of Authors Authors’ Foundation. He has a Masters in Creative Writing and Drama in Education and is currently undertaking a PhD exploring adoption through creative writing. He is a Writer-in-Residence for secondary schools in Yorkshire and also artistic director of Suitcase and Spectacles Children’s Theatre.