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A Wonderful Little Girl

A Wonderful Little Girl

(2003)
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On a winter's day in 1869, two surgeons performed an autopsy on the body of a 12-year-old Welsh girl who had died in strange circumstances. Though very beautiful, there were signs that she had suffered greatly towards the end. This is the true story of a remarkable child, who enchanted everyone, but who, at the age of 10, suddenly took to her bed. During the last 2 years of her life she allegedly had nothing to eat or drink at all, and yet mysteriously survived. Sarah Jacob's family claimed she was a miracle, and as her fame grew, thousands flocked to her bedside. Was she living on thin air? Doctors felt compelled to investigate and began a round-the-clock vigil which quickly killed her. Sarah Jacob was a tragic child celebrity - a victim of the era in which she lived, when Science and Faith were grappling with the conscience of man.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: A Wonderful Little Girl: The True Story of Sarah Jacob, the Welsh Fasting Girl
Author(s): Sian Busby
ISBN: 1-904095-43-7 / 978-1-904095-43-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: A Wonderful Little Girl: The True Story of Sarah Jacob, the Welsh Fasting Girl
Author(s): Sian Busby
ISBN: 1-904095-70-4 / 978-1-904095-70-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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