Summary Of Marcus Sedgwick's The Foreshadowing

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Introduce the book Marcus Sedgwick’s The Foreshadowing, published on 2005, is a historical fantasy set during the First World War. It tells the story of seventeen-years-old Alexandra Fox, known to her family as Sasha, who belongs to a privileged family and gets premonitions of the future. She has two older brothers, Edgar who seems to always oppose what she says, and Tom who’s only one year older than her that’s why they got along so well. Her mother is a ‘beck and call’ servant for her husband, who owns a hospital. The girl finds herself in hospitals, treating wounded soldiers and seeing some inevitable gruesome deaths. Together with her gift and determination she explores her seaside hometown of Brighton and France in order to…show more content…
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