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  • Location: Lyme Regis

The Bone Hunters

The Bone Hunters

Why a Booktrail?

1824: Lyme Regis is as tumultuous as the sea that surrounds it.

  • ISBN: 978-1408726518
  • Genre: Gothic, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

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?

Travel Guide

Lyme Regis and Mary Anning

“Lyme crowds a narrow combe, caught between hunched hulls. In the shipyard to the west, beyond warehouses and timberyards, within spitting distance of the customs house, amongst the clatter of mallets and hoarse insults from heckling throats, rocks are crushed for ballast. To the east, on the foreshore, sea masons quarry. And stone masons tucked away in dusty workshops chip at lintels and fireplaces, finials and corbels.”

Mary Anning

Mary Anning (1799 – 1847) was an English fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world. Her findings contributed to changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Bone Hunters

Destination: Lyme Regis  Author/guide: Joanne Burn  Departure Time: 1824

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