Anna Maxwell Martin - Hachette Children's Group

Anna Maxwell Martin



Anna trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and she was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in `His Dark Materials`. She has also starred as Esther Summerson in the latest tv adaptation of BLEAK HOUSE, for which she won the 2006 Best Actress Bafta.
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Orion Children's Books

The Foreshadowing

Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
Authors:
Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick

It is 1915. Seventeen-year-old Sasha Fox is the privileged only daughter of a respected doctor living in the wealthy seaside town of Brighton. But her brothers, Edgar and Tom, have gone to war and Sasha has a terrible gift. She can see the future. Her premonitions show her untold horrors on the battlefields of the Somme, and worse still, what will happen to Edgar and Tom. Like the prophetess Cassandra, who foretold the tragedies of Troy, Sasha is trapped by power. No one will believe her. Her family have lost faith in her. She is determined to win them back, whatever the price. And it is a high one - seeing the future is a fate almost too awful to contemplate - for who wants to see the end of their own story...?Stylishly written in his familiar, poetic prose the story is that of a world full of threat and a child in jeopardy - but with a heroine resourceful enough to try to change the path of Fate.Read by Anna Maxwell Martin(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd