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Newes from the Dead By Mary Hooper

Newes from the Dead
by Mary Hooper

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In 1650 Anne Green, a young servant girl, gave birth prematurely to an illegitimate child. Sadly the baby died and poor Anne was falsely accused of infanticide. She was hanged and then carried to the College of Physicians. But as Anne's corpse lay on the table, a strange rattle was heard in her throat. Could she still be alive?
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Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper

In 1650 Anne Green, a young servant girl, gave birth prematurely to an illegitimate child. Sadly the baby died and poor Anne was falsely accused of infanticide. In front of a large crowd she was hanged and then carried to the College of Physicians to be dissected for medical science. But as Anne's corpse lay on the table and the doctors assembled, a strange rattle was heard in her throat. Could she still be alive?

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Newes from the Dead Reviews


"Intriguing and captivating."-Celia Rees
"A chilling, mesmerizing read."-"Kirkus Reviews"
"A grabber of a premise."-"School Library Journal"
"A historical mystery that is creepy in the best Edgar Allen Poe tradition, as well as thought-provoking."-"Booklist"
"First-rate . . . Anne's story, handled with skill and passion, will be hard for anyone to put down."-"The Times" (UK)
"A well researched, riveting read."-"The Horn Book"

About Mary Hooper


Mary has been writing professionally for over twenty years and has published nearly eighty books for children and young people. She has written funny books, 'issue' books and spooky books, and has now settled into doing what she loves best: writing historical novels centering around real situations (The Great Plague in 1665, for example) and real people (Anne Green, who was hanged for infanticide in Oxford, 1650).

Additional information

GOR010194418
Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper
Mary Hooper
Used - Like New
Hardback
Random House Children's Publishers UK
2008-04-03
320
0370329481
9780370329482
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.