Conceived on May Morning, Nell is claimed by the piskies and faeries as a merrybegot, one of their own. She is a wild child: herb gatherer and healer, spell-weaver and midwife...and, some say, a witch.
"Good historical fiction"
Rowan knows he is strange. But dangerous? He didn't scare his sister. In his right mind, he wouldn't hurt a fly. But there's a place he can go where they say they can fix his mind…. As the second World War begins, Rowan is diagnosed as schizophrenic and sent away to a hospital where the latest treatments are available. But the treatments are experimental still-and nobody predicts the effect they will have on Rowan.
Nell lives with her grandmother, the local cunning woman and healer, in 17th century Somerset. When one of the minister's daughters falls pregnant, she and her sister attempt to conceal it by accusing Nell of putting a curse on them.