Snake Mouth

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  • Paperback
  • 184 pages
  • Snake Mouth
  • Anne Jordan
  • 17 November 2019
  • 1910786489

About the Author: Anne Jordan

Anne grew up in the Midlands, knowing that she wanted to learn languages, travel a lot and write a book At university she studied German and Russian, spending time at Voronezh State University in the former Soviet Union and working in a German chocolate factory After completing a postgraduate degree, Anne worked for ten years as a business researcher in various City jobs This included work at a corporate investigations company where she was responsible for researching and writing reports on businessmen under investigation, whetting her appetite for biography writingWhen Anne saw the Boldini portrait of Lady Colin Campbell in the National Portrait Gallery in late , she was as captivated as the visitors today and decided to do some digging She soon found out that Lady Colin Campbell was her forerunner as an independent, professional woman, and that they had similar interests in travel, sport and the arts After initial research at weekends and holidays, Anne decided to take time off work and transfer her investigative skills to telling the story of Lady Colin Campbell s lifeThe quest for information took Anne to numerous libraries and archives around the UK and the world She visited Scotland, Ireland, Italy and India, wandering through graveyards and ruins, castles and churches, and wading through hundreds of letters, books, official papers and dusty tomesAnne has become an expert on the life of this fascinating woman She has written articles for The OScholars and NewsStead, and was invited to write the entry on Lady Colin Campbell for the Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism She has given talks to local history societies and the Sohemian Society, advised on the portrayal of Lady Colin Campbell in dramatic productions, and assists academics, institutions and other interested parties with their enquiries about herWhen not chasing Lady Colin Campbell, Anne lives in Devon by the sea.


Snake Mouth[Reading] ➶ Snake Mouth Author Anne Jordan – Johndore.co.uk Tina Walton, a poor little girl has Tourettes Syndrome Unfortunately Tina is not aware of what is happening to her She believes that she is being badly behaved and will go to hell for her actions Sadl Tina Walton, a poor little girl has Tourettes Syndrome Unfortunately Tina is not aware of what is happening to her She believes that she is being badly behaved and will go to hell for her actions Sadly her teacher and classmates reiterate the messages that she is a bad girl who must be punishedWhen a natural disaster strikes resulting part of her village destroyed and some local residents losing their lives, Tina is struck with utter terror, hiding out in the cottage, believing the darkness is actually her being taken to hellFortunately hope is found in friendship the unusual combination of the wonderful Mrs Lily and former renegade Kenneth but can Tina find faith in the God who, for years she has resented for not protecting her An engaging story for older children focussing on the need for understanding and compassion for children who are different.

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  1. Angie Fehl says:

    Young Tina Walton has been given a bad deal in life She came into this world with what locals call The Devil s Signature , a birthmark on her leg in a shape vaguely resembling a demon s tail Just with this mark, Tina s aunt raises her to believe she s already destined to end up in hell As Tina moves through childhood,than once she resorts to various means of self harm to get the badness out Note to readers the topic of self harm is only quietly and subtly referenced in a few brief Young Tina Walton has been given a bad deal in life She came into this world with what locals call The Devil s Signature , a birthmark on her leg in a shape vaguely resembling a demon s tail Just with this mark, Tina s aunt raises her to believe she s already destined to end up in hell As Tina moves through childhood,than once she resorts to various means of self harm to get the badness out Note to readers the topic of self harm is only quietly and subtly referenced in a few brief lines out of the whole book, so the threat of possibly triggering material is minimal As she grows, so do the physical problems bowed legs, a tongue too big for her mouth, a stutter that becomespronounced when she s upset, and an undiagnosed case of Tourette Syndrome Not being very popular in school, Tina has a lot of disciplinary action flung her way Classmates give her the moniker Snake Mouth or specifically, Snake Mouth Idiot , complete with accompanying chant, because of her tendency to bite people when she s stressed or feels threatened Her personal daily hell isn t limited to school Since the whereabouts of her parents have been kept a secret her whole life, Tina grows up under the care of mean Aunt Elizabeth with the frequently sour demeanor, whom Tina secrets thinks of as The Ghost because of her talent for entering a room silently and scaring people It s easy to feel for Tina, witnessing her being forced to grow up under the care of this guardian who is often such a moody, abusive beast to live with, one who feels her horrendous behavior can be excused simply by maintaining a Christian exterior and making it into church every Sunday Though her neighbors in the river community of Lynmouth are generally kind to her perhaps largely out of pity , there are very few around her Tina can truly call friends Her primary friend is neighbor Robbie Reynolds, one year younger than her and with a mild developmental delay Beyond that friendship, Tina has Angela, a doll she found discarded in the street and decided to rescue Tina tells all her daily events and secrets to Tina at the end of each night before hiding her in the floorboards so Aunt Elizabeth won t be tempted to snatch her and throw her away Realizing that self harm isn t the healthy way to process pain, Tina takes to watching the river on her emotional low days, focusing on the movement of the river to help her process her thoughts and emotions in a productive manner It is by the river that Tina first meets Mrs Lilly Though Tina is moved by Mrs Lilly s kindnesses towards her, her experiences up to that point make her wary of anyone being nice to her But she does let the friendship develop over time, and that interaction seems to open doors for other good people to come into Tina s life When she is hospitalized with a case of measles, Tina meets fellow measles sufferer Carol, who helps Tina work through a reading disability, mainly through the use of a copy of Heidi by Johanna Spyri.There s a halfway decent story here with plenty of potential but oh my, could this have benefited from a fewdrafts and or a better editor The execution of everything, from plot to straight up book layout, is just MESSY A few of the main problems that stood out to me The plot is meant to revolve around the actual Lynmouth Flood Disaster of Devon, England in 1952 but in actuality, very little of the plot rides on that event The author does nothing to build up the feeling of anxiety in the reader for the impending doom In fact, the storm that led to the flood is not mentioned at all until Part 2, about 95 pages into a book that s less than 200 pages total The Tourette theme is also not well established Though it s mentioned, and there are occasional descriptions of something triggering a fit in Tina s face, for the bulk of the story she shows virtually no symptoms of any sort of impairment On the back cover of the book, the synopsis says Tina wants to be a good person like Grammer Esther it s not explained who Grammer Esther is until near the end of the book Also on the back cover, Tina is described as a teen, so for the early chapters I was confused because Tina s voice, and that of her classmates, read MUCH younger Then I get to the chapter that states she s only NINE Tina doesn t even START her teen years until the third to last chapter of the book Some of the dialogue comes off a little wooden Christian tones feel forced Opening the book with a passage from the POV of a river pixie ended up being confusing and unnecessary IMO, as this wasn t a fantasy novel at all, there s no magical realism woven in to the main plot, and Tina only mentions pixies in passing a few times as she s feeling contemplative by the river So, the TLDR version of all this while the story ideas in general had potential, and Tina is a character who is easy to empathize with, much of the book still read like a rough draft to me FTC DISCLAIMER Bookcrash.com and Sarah Grace Publishing aka Malcolm Down Publishing kindly provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The opinions above are entirely my own