Fever

 
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Fever casts a brilliant light over the life of a figure once described as 'the most dangerous woman in America'. Mary Mallon, an Irish immigrant in turn-of-the-century New York, is headstrong and brave, a woman who has battled fiercely to better her lot in life and keep her wayward lover Alfred on the straight and narrow. She works her way up the ranks to cook for the wealthiest families in Manhattan, but leaves a trail of death and disease in her wake. When she is imprisoned in complete isolation, despite being perfectly healthy herself, she refuses to understand her paradoxical situation. Condemned by press and public alike, she is branded a murderer, but continues to fight for her freedom. Mary Beth Keane's fictional account is as...  More
 
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Another historical romance.Well that's what I was expecting.First to admit when I'm wrong,and I was wrong to make assumptions,based solely on the words woman/historical.Not the romantic version of...more

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Having heard of the disease Typhoid, but possibly because I am not an avid follower of American history, I was astounded to learn that the disease had a face – Mary Mallon. Do you wash your hands before preparing food?

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Inspired by a true story this novel blends historical facts into an interesting, more human tale of a hard working, determined woman and the disease that stalked her life.

Mary Mallon, known as Typhoid Mary, is given a face and character in this... more
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How many times do you wash your hands each day? Do you shower regularly? Clean with disinfectants, bleach, hot soapy water? Mary Beth Keane’s novel ‘Fever’ takes us back to a day when all of these things were unheard of, and where, instead,... more
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Fever is a fascinating novel that mixes historical fact and a fictional narrative to tell the tale of ‘Typhoid Mary’, the woman held responsible for several deadly outbreaks of the disease in the US around the turn of the nineteenth century.

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