Imagine if your mother was a witch!

‘Jessica thought for the thousandth time it was a terrible nuisance having a witch for a mother. Other people’s mothers had sensible hobbies. They did not go around pretending they could charm warts, or offer potions for ingrowing toe-nails. Nor did they dress up in long black capes and practice incantations in the back garden!’

Jessica thinks she has the most embarrassing mother in the universe. At least she has always been able to keep her mother’s peculiar hobby a secret, but all that changes when Mrs. Haggerthwaite announces that she’s turning professional.

Jessica is determined to be a famous scientist one day and having a witch for a relative will do her no good at all. She becomes a “Witch Dispatcher” determined to thwart her mother’s plans…

Science and belief must go head to head in this funny and thought-provoking story.

 

Pub Date: 2003 (Bloomsbury); 2nd Strident edition 2011

ISBN: 978-1-905537-30-3
RRP: £6.99
Format: B-format pb
Extent: 160pp
Rights available: English, excl UK; translation

Genre: Coming of Age, Existential, Fiction, Modern classic, Morality tales, Strident
Subjects: belief, Family, Humour, Science, witches
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark