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'Historical fiction frequently leads the reader into dark places. Chris Womersley’s haunting novel City of Crows will take you into a nightmare labyrinth where superstition rules and where it seems the Devil calls the tune. The novel recounts the journey of the young widow Charlotte Picot from the south of France to Paris in 1673. There’s murder, child sacrifice, witchcraft, plague, poison, black magic, abortion, executions, torture and Tarot (with pictures). And crows and rats, which provide the occasion for the use of the wonderful verb ‘‘to skitter’’.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon The Weekend Australian 2 September 2017 11868939 2017 newspaper issue 2017 pg. 20 Section: Review
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