Newes From the Dead

Being A True Story of Anne Green, Hanged for Infanticide at Oxford Assizes in 1650, Restored to the World and Died Again 1665

Hooper, Mary

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Newes From the Dead
In 1650, while Robert, a young medical student, steels himself to assist with her dissection, twenty-two-year-old housemaid Anne Green recalls her life as she lies in her coffin, presumed dead after being hanged for murdering her child that was, in fact, stillborn.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2008
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 1596433558
Branch Call Number: y HOOPER
Characteristics: 263 p. ;,22 cm


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Anne Green can't move a muscle, can't open her eyes, can't scream. She lies paralyzed in absolute darkness, terrified by her final memory - being hanged. Is she in purgatory? Hell? Was she buried alive? An innocent woman caught up in a nightmare, Anne Green is trapped with her racing thoughts, he... Read More »

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Aug 24, 2011
  • InvisibleFireHunter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautifully written; the first historical fiction I have ever read. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.

Jul 14, 2010
  • skiier55 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

pretty boring

Dec 09, 2009
  • EPLTeenLibrarian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This title is eligible for nomination for YRCA 2011.


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