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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Novel set in Lyme Regis nominated for Literary Award

Curiosity is a novel about the nineteenth century Lyme Regis fossil hunters Mary Anning and Henry de la Beche. It was written by Canadian author Joan Thomas and published by McClelland & Stewart last year. Since then the book has received numerous enthusiastic reviews, and was frequently cited in "Best of 2010" lists.

Curiosity has now been nominated for the International IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award. The book is described in the nomination as “Fascinating reading, exposing rigid barriers of class, gender and education in the early 19th century”. It is up against some stiff competition, so we will just have to keep our fingers crossed!

To find out more about Curiosity, visit Joan Thomas's website. To find out more about Mary Anning and Henry de la Beche visit Lyme Regis Museum!

1 comment:

Jenny Jones said...

Can't wait to read "Curiousity" - I loved Tracy Chevalier's "Remarkable Creatures" about the same topic.