Discover the unique, original and unforgettable fiction debut of 2023 that everyone will be talking about. This February, Emilia Hart’s stunning debut, Weyward, will hit stores across the world – and it’s already receiving rave reviews!

About the book

KATE, 2019
Kate flees London – and her abusive partner – for Cumbria and Weyward Cottage, inherited from her great-aunt. There, a secret lurks in the bones of the house, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century.

VIOLET, 1942
Violet is more interested in collecting insects and climbing trees than in becoming a proper young lady. Until a chain of shocking events changes her life forever.

ALTHA, 1619
Altha is on trial for witchcraft, accused of killing a local man. Known for her uncanny connection with nature and animals, she is a threat that must be eliminated…


Find your familiar

A Weyward woman is nothing without her trusty companion… Have you found your familiar yet?


Digital assets & quote cards

If you’d like to download and use digital assets or quote cards on your site, you can find them all here. This also includes videos with Emilia talking about Weyward and the inspiration behind it.


POS & Proofs

We have plenty of POS available for your stores, including:

  • Bookmarks
  • Badges
  • Floor stickers (a line of moths that lead shoppers to Weyward)
  • Mobiles
  • Exclusive seeded bookmarks for international stores


We also still have proofs available of this fantastic debut! If you haven’t got your hands on one yet, do let us know. We can’t wait to hear what you think.

If you’re interested in any POS or proofs, just get in touch with your sales rep or drop us an email.


Author article

If you haven’t already read it in the latest edition of our catalogue, then Emilia Hart’s introduction to Weyward is a must-read!

Find out all about the debut author’s inspiration behind one of the most exciting books of 2023.

Read the article here.



Weyward on socials

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Reviews from the Open Markets team

We already have 70 4 & 5* reviews for Weyward, three months out, with an amazing reader response, but Weyward is also a firm team favourite!

Hear what we have to say about it:

“Such a great read. I was driven to find out what happened to each of the characters as they really came to life on the page. It’s very well written and completely addictive.”

Pauline, Sales Director

“The most engrossing book I’ve read in a really long time. I haven’t been able to stop talking about it since!”

Chloe, Sales Executive

“Possibly the best book I’ve read this year. A gripping and beautifully written debut that I guarantee you will not want to put down.”

Yema, Marketing Manager

“Empowering and devastating in equal measure. Weyward was so good I read it in one sitting.”

Lauren, Senior Sales Executive for Europe