Book launch: ‘Bright I Burn’ by Molly Aitken on June 5th 6.30 pm at Sheffield Central Library

Molly Aitken, English PhD student at SHU, would like to invite you to the launch of her novel, Bright I Burn on Wednesday 5th June 6.30 pm at Sheffield Central Library.


Get free tickets here.


In thirteenth-century Ireland, a woman with power is a woman to be feared.

When a young Alice Kyteler sees her mother wither under the constraints of family responsibilities, she vows that she won’t suffer the same fate. Soon Alice discovers she has a flair for making money, and builds a flourishing business. But as her wealth and stature grow, so too do the rumours about her private life. By the time she has moved on to her fourth husband, a blaze of local gossip and resentment culminates in an accusation that could prove fatal.

Inspired by the first recorded person in Ireland to have been condemned as a witch, Bright I Burn gives voice to a woman lost to history, who dared to carve her own space in a man’s world.

Molly will also be live talking about Bright I Burn on Woman’s Hour at 10.30 am on June 5th Tune in here to listen.

Pre-orders are available here, and make the world of difference to books getting into bookshops.