Once We Were Witches

By Sarah Driver

Illustrated by Fabi Santiago

Sisters, witchcraft, mystery and magic, souls and sailors, dragons and one very grumpy undertaker.. Once We Were Witches has all the makings of a dreamy, much-loved fantasy adventure.


Mesmerising from the very first page, Once We Were Witches tells the tale of sisters Spel and Egg, daughters of witches and students of Miss Mouldheel’s School for Wicked Girls. When they discover the truth of who they really are, Spel and Egg embark on a unforgettable journey to a curious funeral parlour in a little Sussex town and through magical portals to worlds beyond our imagination. But when Egg vanishes through the portal, Spel knows she must try to save her sister. But no one can step between the worlds – or can they?


Magic masterfully blurs with reality, Spel and Egg are utterly enchanting characters, and Driver’s writing glistens with poetic charm.


I’ve been eagerly awaiting new work from Sarah Driver since her spellbinding The Huntress trilogy and Once We Were Witches is a worthy wait.


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