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  • Published: 31 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448100552
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 314

Newes from the Dead




An incredible true story of courage and deliverance that will haunt its readers.

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?

  • Pub date: 31 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448100552
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 314

About the Author

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).

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Praise for Newes from the Dead

“This true story is told with a blend of factual period detail and imaginative narrative . . . a haunting and original treatment of an historical tale”

Daily Mail

“I really loved it . . . The beginning is excellent - it grabs you immediately and Anne's strong narrating voice compels all the way through. It's one of those books that really stays with you after you've closed it”

“It's rare to find a story that grabs you so immediately by the throat and still manages to keep you captivated until the very last page, but Mary Hooper manages this masterfully in this hypnotising tale”

The Bookseller

“In her intriguing and captivating new book, Mary Hooper brings to vibrant life the fascinating true story of a girl who cheated the hangman's noose and lived to tell the tale”

“Newes from the Dead is totally gripping . . . it is un-put-downable”

“A riveting story which I simply had to finish”


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