Oundle author’s novel on local witch execution to benefit charities thanks to Talbot Hotel

From left: Talbot deputy general manager Dorota Metselaar; Jenny Blount from Oundle and District Care; author Anna Fernyhough; Liz Holland from Oundle Volunteer Action

Two Oundle charities have benefited from a unique link up between the town’s Talbot Hotel and local author Anna Fernyhough.

The centuries-old hostelry is operated by The Coaching Inn Group, which decided to place a book on a local theme in every bedroom for their guests to read and enjoy.

Anna had published a Whisper of Witches, a novel based on the execution of two local women for practicing Witchcraft back in 1701 so the hotel