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Millie-Christine: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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Conjoined twins Millie-Christine endured kidnappings and slavery, in both the United States and England, before rising to prominence as performers in traveling shows throughout Europe.
Paperback, 294 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by John F. Blair Publisher (first published June 1999)
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Unwisely
Aug 12, 2009 Unwisely rated it liked it
OK, I know, a second Siamese Twin book in a month. I'm sure I picked it up because it was recommended to people who read the story of the Hilton Sisters. This was another fascinating biography - these twins were black, born into slavery, kidnapped, taken to England, where their owner (with their mother) retrieved them...and took them back to the US, despite the urging of the British.

Like the Hilton sisters, Millie-Christine performed as a traveling entertainer, and worked with PT Barnum (and, i
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Melissa Dally
Mar 09, 2013 Melissa Dally rated it liked it
23. Millie-Christine Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Joanne Martell - This is a biography about a famous pair of conjoined twins who were born in the US south as slaves in 1851 and throughout their lives became famous not only for their unusual body, but for becoming fluent in 5 languages, talented singers, and accomplished musicians. They were joined at the backside at the sacrum, but were nearly completely separate (similar to how Daisy and Violet Hilton were joined). Most interestingly, the ...more
Michelle Baxter
Mar 05, 2014 Michelle Baxter rated it it was ok
Some fascinating stuff and a lot of boring stuff.
Jennifer
Feb 18, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was ok
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Felt like more of a research project than a biography. It's well-researched, but there's no sense of narrative in the writing. I know it's non-fiction, but I'd still love some storytelling, rather than a long list of facts (some just barely related to the twins at all).
Judith
Story of Siamese twins born into slavery and their life performing on the road. They were highly intellligent-could speak five languages, beautiful, talented and generous to the causes they believed in.
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