Newes From the Dead

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]

Book - 2008
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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: First American edition
ISBN: 9781596433557
Characteristics: 263 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.


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Mar 07, 2019

This book is written in the perspective of Anne Green and was a very interesting book! This book is for a young adult or young teen. I read this book quickly within less than a week. This is a medium sized book, and I recommend you to read it, if you like to read an autobiography. It has 2 parts, and at the end contains a replica of the poem written by one of the young scholars, who was in the room, at a critical time. This book has 241 pages. The book is based on real events of what happened to Anne Green, in 1650. What happened was, she was accused as a murderess, because of a still birth, and was put through tough times, all to be hung and have a few days in prison, due to something she was found guilty of. This book explains what happened, or what is imagined to happen, if Mary Hooper would have been Anne Green. Some say, that what happened to Anne Green is a miracle, and only happened, because the punishment wasn't done correctly, or due to the weather, her brain could have frozen, and not realized she was thirsting for oxygen. In all this was a GREAT book!!!!!

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

Jul 14, 2010

pretty boring

Nov 30, 2009

This title is eligible for nomination for YRCA 2011.

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