Helen Gordon’s books include a novel, ‘Landfall’ (Penguin) and, most recently, ‘Notes from Deep Time: A Journey Through Our Past and Future Worlds’ (Profile Books).
Francis Lee’s film plays fast and loose with Mary Anning’s life – but at least it digs the great geologist out of historical obscurity
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The recent move of the royal mummies in Cairo was a made-for-TV extravaganza
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