A Wonderful Little Girl: Starving for Fame: How Sarah Jacobs Bewitched the World

A Wonderful Little Girl: Starving for Fame: How Sarah Jacobs Bewitched the World

by Sian Busby
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904095705
Publisher:
Short Books, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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