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Newes from the Dead - Mary Hooper
Newes from the Dead
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"Intriguing and captivating."—Celia Rees, author of Witch Child WRONGED. HANGED. ALIVE? (AND TRUE!)Anne can't move a muscle, can't open her eyes, can't scream. She lies immobile in the darkness, unsure if she'd dead, terrified she's buried alive, haunted by her final memory—of being hanged. A... show more
"Intriguing and captivating."—Celia Rees, author of Witch Child WRONGED. HANGED. ALIVE? (AND TRUE!)Anne can't move a muscle, can't open her eyes, can't scream. She lies immobile in the darkness, unsure if she'd dead, terrified she's buried alive, haunted by her final memory—of being hanged. A maidservant falsely accused of infanticide in 1650 England and sent to the scaffold, Anne Green is trapped with her racing thoughts, her burning need to revisit the events—and the man—that led her to the gallows. Meanwhile, a shy 18-year-old medical student attends his first dissection and notices something strange as the doctors prepare their tools . . . Did her eyelids just flutter? Could this corpse be alive? Beautifully written, impossible to put down, and meticulously researched, Newes from the Dead is based on the true story of the real Anne Green, a servant who survived a hanging to awaken on the dissection table. Newes from the Dead concludes with scans of the original 1651 document that recounts this chilling medical phenomenon. Newes from the Dead is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596433557 (1596433558)
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
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3.0 Review | Newes From The Dead by Mary Hooper
WRONGED. HANGED. ALIVE? (AND TRUE!)Anne can't move a muscle, can't open her eyes, can't scream. She lies immobile in the darkness, unsure if she'd dead, terrified she's buried alive, haunted by her final memory―of being hanged. A maidservant falsely accused of infanticide in 1650 England and sent to...
Danielle Hearts Books
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4.5 Book Review: Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper
Lectus
Lectus rated it
5.0 Newes from the Dead
It is 1650s in England. A girl lies in a coffin, dead, after being hanged. Welcome to the story of Anne, a story that just happened to be based on real events. I am not going to tell you why Anne was hanged, you need to read the book to find out by yourself :-)After Anne was hanged, her body was to ...
The Cheap Reader
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4.0 Newes from the Dead
Wow. This was a powerful book. I think the fact that it’s based on a true story makes they story more chilling. I did take a while to warm up to the story. In fact I almost quit reading. The story starts out right after Anne was hanged. She’s left in nothingness thinking over her life and trying to ...
Ariel Bissett
Ariel Bissett rated it
Well, nice! I picked this book up about a year ago because it was on a great deal and the story looked intriguing, but I didn't have high expectations. It turned out that I actually quite enjoyed it! The dual narrative was really well done, and I was interested in both stories: the corpse telling he...
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