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The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits free pdf The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits is a book of fictions, but they are also true. Over the last ten years, I have often stumbled over a scrap of history so fascinating that I had to stop whatever I was doing and write a story about it. My sources are the flotsam and jetsam of the last seven hundred years of British and Irish life: surgical case-notes- trial records- a plague ballad- theological pamphlets- a painting of two girls in a garden- an articulated skeleton. Some of the ghosts in this collection have famous names- others were written off as cripples, children, half-breeds, freaks and nobodies. The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits is named for Mary Toft, who in 1726 managed to convince half England that she had done just that. So this book is what I have to show for ten years of sporadic grave-robbing, ferreting out forgotten puzzles and peculiar incidents, asking 'What really happened?', but also, 'What if?

About Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue is an Irish novelist, playwright and historian. She lives in Canada.

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Author : Emma Donoghue
Publisher : Virago Press Ltd
Data Published : 06 June 2002
ISBN : 1860499546
EAN : 9781860499548
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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