Monday, 26 September 2011
However I recently picked up the book that the film was taken from. The book carries the same title as the film and was written by Alice Hoffman.
The description of the book is very similar to the film, Alice Hoffman's website says:
For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally endured that fate: As children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their darkened house and their love concoctions and their crowd of black cats. All Gillian and Sally wanted to do was escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared brought them back to each other, and to the magic they couldn’t escape. A delicious novel about witches and real love, family life and everyday spells. A literary incantation.
Ms Hoffman is a very prolific writer and has more than thirty books to her name so far and is very well respected in the literary field. Her website is www.alicehoffman.com
If you have not seen the film - I highly recommend it, and if you have not read the book I highly recommend that too!