Synopses & Reviews
Freida Haxby Palmer, writer, intellectual, and the witch of the title of this bristling social satire, is a splendid, classic British eccentric. The rest of the characters are haunted by their past, confused by their origins and continue to walk around with their chins up in the air. When Freida disappears without warning, her children, as concerned about her will as about her fate, are left to unravel the puzzle of their mother's existence as well as their own. What will she do with her money? Is she really writing her memoirs? And why has she disappeared? Has the dark spirit of Exmoor finally driven her mad?