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There was only one way to find out. Determined to expose the truth about Sarah, a team of doctors descended on the Jacobs' tiny Carmathenshire farmstead to put the miracle girl to the test - with terrible consequences.
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"....perfect....the remote time and setting come alive....All in all, a wonderful little book." -- Time Out, April 2, 2003
"...combines the macabre and the mundane with an admirable delicacy of touch. The Cruel Mother cannot fail to fascinate." -- Daily Telegraph, August 8th, 2004
"...fascinating...Sian Busby brings considerable research skills to ....make a satisfying and thought-provoking read...enchanting...." -- Manchester Evening News, March 15, 2003
"...perfect...Busby succeeds in investing a true story with all the magic and tension of good fiction..." -- New Statesman, March 17, 2003
"...subtle and fascinating...moving and wholly without sentimentality...maintains a great narrative drive...." -- Hampstead & Highgate Express, March 21, 2003
"A fascinating piece of work...so finely structured and immaculately researched [it] should become a classic of its kind." -- The Guardian, September 4th 2004
"Sian Busby get right into the essence and mood of the...story." -- Sunday Tribune [Dublin], March 9, 2003
"This excellent book ... suggests profound and important themes far beyond its compass." -- Sunday Telegraph, March 30, 2003
"enthralling and disturbing" -- The Observer, March 2, 2003
"evokes with great warmth and passion ... the loss of a way of life under the pressure of modernisation ... (a) beautiful little book...." -- Church Times, April 25, 2003
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, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1904095704
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