THE ESSEX SERPENT MEETS AMMONITE IN THE STUNNING HISTORICAL NOVEL EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT:
‘Singular and astonishing . . . I’ve never met a character quite like Ada’ ANNIE GARTHWAITE
‘The Bone Hunters has cemented Joanne Burn’s place as one of my favourite writers’ SONIA VELTON
‘Joanne Burn is fast becoming my go-to historical fiction writer’ EMMA CARROLL
‘The Bone Hunters is that rare combination . . . beautifully written but also a gripping page-turner’ LAURA SHEPPERSON
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?
‘Delicate and beautiful, I loved it’ POLLY CROSBY
‘An extraordinary book . . . I fell in love with Ada from the first page’ ELIZABETH LEE
‘A beautifully written tale of obsession, friendship, betrayal, ambition and love’ ROZ WATKINS
‘So beautifully and brilliantly written. Every word dripped with atmosphere’ CAROLE MATTHEWS