Midsummer's Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between a renegade King and a rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even the remote Tidelands where Alinor, descendant of wise women crushed by poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard under a full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her abusive husband. Instead she meets James, a young man on the run, whom she shows the secret way across the treacherous marsh, not knowing that she is leading disaster into the heart of her life.
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Read by Louise Brealey.