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The Madness - Alison Rattle

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Sixteen-year-old Marnie lives in the idyllic coastal village of Clevedon. Despite being crippled by a childhood exposure to polio, she seems set to follow in her mother’s footsteps, and become a ‘dipper’, escorting fragile female bathers into the sea. 816 more words

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With beads of sweat pocking her forehead, she frowns as she looks up from her labor to see if she has made any progress. The path is overgrown with thorns that tear at her flesh as she pushes against the branches.   234 more words

The Madness

The Madness by Alison Rattle~Review

Title: The Madness

Publisher: Hot Key Books, March 2014

Source: Publisher (Thanks Hot Key)

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Sixteen-year-old Marnie lives in the idyllic coastal village of Clevedon.

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Mackay makes a point about the First Crusade

Mackay’s history lesson about the crusades continues. But, the analysis of this incredible¬†madness comes much sooner than I expected.

After he wraps up about the First Crusade on page 424, he launches into the necessary stage-setting for the next one. 449 more words

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The Madness