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    Anyone know this book?

    It occurs to me that this may be the place to ask this question.

    As a youngster I read 2 books that helped to form some of my beliefs and attitudes

    I have wanted to reread them for some time but can't dredge up titles.

    You people are well read and might be able to help me.

    There are two books I have been trying to track down for more than forty years, armed only with fragments of plot.

    1/ SF, Begins with the main character standing in a glass crater formed by a nuclear explosion which he has somehow survived, but which has shunted him into another universe and another body.

    He was previously a tough-as-nails warrior-type but the new body is of an adolescent wimp. He spends a lot of time with a woman character with (I think) psychic healing abilities and I have a suspicion that sentient cats are involved in the plot. For a long time I thought it was one of Andre Norton's but now not so sure, since I have searched hers comprehensively.

    2/ Historical fiction set in rural England. Opens with a woman being hanged for some crime. She is a singer with strong throat muscles. Three attempts at hanging her are not successful, and she is released.

    She has nowhere to go and is given a roof over her head by a pastor/rector/clerical type. They do a number of good works in the village and are both extremely moral people but are shunned and reviled because it is assumed they are "living in sin". There is a character called Mungo who lives wild on the moors.

    If either of these rings any bells for anyone I would deeply appreciate potential titles/ authors/ starting points.

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    Sorry, mate, neither of those rings a bell. I've read a lot of SF, especially in my youth, but couldn't place that first one.
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    Thanks for giving it some thought. I reason that eventually someone will exclaim "That rings a bell!"

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    I've read a lot of SF books, but I've never seen such story. If you find this book, I'll read it to )

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    If I find either I will post.

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