A Wonderful Little Girl: The True Story of Sarah Jacob the Welsh Fasting Girl

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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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Sian Busby is a researcher and broadcaster. This is her first book. She lives with her family in North London.

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Book Description Short Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. This is the true story of Sarah Jacob, who at the age of ten, took to her bed, allegedly had nothing to eat or drink at all - and yet mysteriously survived for two years. Sarah's family claimed she was a miracle, and as her fame grew, thousands flocked to her bedside. Was she living on thin air? Num Pages: 144 pages, b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; BGH; BTP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 190 x 133 x 18. Weight in Grams: 260. . 2003. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781904095439

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