The Bone Hunters – Joanne Burn in Conversation with Jo Durrant

The Bone Hunters - Joanne Burn in Conversation with Jo Durrant
WhenTuesday 11th June 2024 at 15:00
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Joanne Burn’s new book, The Bone Hunters, is set in Lyme Regis.
In 1824, Lyme Regis is as tumultuous as the sea that surrounds it.  When twenty-four-year-old Ada Winters – poor, peculiar and brilliant – uncovers a set of unusual fossils on the cliffs, she believes she has found the answer to her scientific frustrations and her family’s financial struggles.
Meanwhile, Doctor Edwin Moyle has come to Dorset in search of the discovery that will place him amongst the greatest geologists of the age. What he finds instead is a strange young woman who seems to hold the key to everything he desires.

But what is the creature that Ada and Edwin seek to unearth? And will it lead them to greatness, or destruction?

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Joanne Burn was born in Northampton and grew up in a small town called Wolverton.  She now lives in the Peak District, where she works as a writing coach. Her first novel, Petals and Stones, was published in 2018. Her second novel, The Hemlock Cure, was published in February 2022. Her latest novel, The Bone Hunters, is set in Lyme Regis.

Jo Durrant is the award winning presenter of “Jo Durrant’s Beautiful Universe”. This is an independent arts & science podcast which won the Sir Arthur Clarke award for Space Achievement in the Media category in June 2021. She’s a highly respected and accomplished interviewer and chair, and a familiar face on stage at events like the Stroud Book Festival & Gloucester History Festival.
Until recently, Jo worked as a presenter/producer/reporter for BBC radio for over 20 years but has now left to go freelance. During her career, she’s interviewed the likes of Brian May, Melanie C, Helen Sharman, Alan Bennett, Chris Hadfield and even Tim Peake in space!).

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