Hannah Kent on the true story behind The Good People

20 March 2017

Hannah Kent, the bestselling author of Burial Rites, explains how an intriguing true story of faeries and folklore that she discovered in a nineteenth-century newspaper inspired her new novel The Good People


Explore the mountains, forests and ruins of the west coast of Ireland that inspired The Good People 

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The Good People
Hannah Kent

Based on a real case in nineteenth-century Ireland where a woman was acquitted of a serious crime because she claimed she had been trying to banish a fairy. Hannah Kent’s long-awaited follow-up to Burial Rites takes us to a lost world of folklore and belief, ritual and stories where three women are drawn together in the hope of saving a child.

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