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The Cause Paperback – 5 Apr 2005

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Product details

  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Vinca Press (5 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954909305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954909307
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,465,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A gripping tale that tries sympathetically to understand the motivation of those who want to bring an end to vivisection. -- Animal Aid Magazine

An excellent and moving novel. It will certainly make you think. -- Animal Cruelty Investigation Group News 32 July 2005

Jane Mann has succeeded in producing a thought provoking and fascinating read. -- www.agilitynet.com 10th October 2005

The Cause fizzes with urgency, energy and passion. Its driving force is concern over how we treat animals. -- Berkshire Living August 2005

This is an immensely readable book, a book that here at OOZEONLINE we couldn't put down. -- Oozeonline Book Review 22/5/05

Through her choice of simple language, Jane Mann conveys both moral clarity as well as an appeal to all ages. -- Green World 50 Autumn 2005

Synopsis

A graphic tale of dedication with a love interest set in the undercover world of the animal rights movement. Action, suspense and conflict are combined with exploration of contemporary issue. Attractive and twenty-eight, Kate Wilson is trying to rebuild her life after a broken relationship, when she attends an animal rights meeting one evening, encouraged by her friend, Steve. Here for the first time she meets and hears the dynamic activist, Mark Stanton, whose aim is to bring to an end all animal experimentation and suffering in the notorious company, Draco Life Sciences. Though sceptical and reluctant at first to be involved, Kate is impressed by Mark and persuaded by him eventually to go undercover to get vital information to achieve his objective. Soon she realises that Mark has enemies both inside and outside the movement, as well as the authorities on his trail, causing tension and constant danger. But Mark is a man of conviction and strength. Despite setbacks and a considerable cost to his own welfare, safety and career, he persists with his objective. "Remember", he says, "the animals need us. No one will help them if we do not. Don't pass by on the other side".

Gradually as she becomes more involved, Kate falls in love with Mark. Can her love though break through his dedication to the cause and can Mark succeed with the forces closing in on him? "The Cause" breaks new ground in exploring the issue of vivisection through fiction rather than documentary. It helps us to understand the motivation and determination of those who want to bring it to an end and value animals for what they are - as sentient beings.

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This is a story with energy and passion, stirring us to think and feel about the way we treat animals. At the same time it is a compelling read with a strong story line full of surprises and a main character one can identify with. The details particularly of the lab animals are all too real and convincing and will help in understanding the motivation that drives the anti vivisection movement. And I think it's a first in being a novel about vivisection.
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It really annoys me when good ideas and well written books don't end up with the publicity enjoyed by some of the over produced rubbish that I have read in my life. This book is a prime example. I bought it on Sunday from the Animal Aid Christmas Fair solely for the purpose of trying to support (what I assume to be) a self published author. I didn;t expect to enjoy it, but I really am. I'm over half way through and it's something I'm finding myself picking up without realising it as I want to keep reading.
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This is an excellent book. It is a fast moving thriller which keeps us focussed on the action. At the same time it is a thought provoking exploration of the way we treat other species and a young woman's journey into greater understanding. It deals with a very contemporary issue with insight in an interesting way.
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Whether or not you are an animal rights campaigner or not, this book will grip your imagination and you will find it very difficult to put down. There is an excellent story line that keeps you guessing to the very end!You must read this book!
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