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That Bonesetter Woman - Limited Edition

That Bonesetter Woman - Limited Edition

by Frances Quinn

Publisher Simon & Schuster


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  • Sprayed Edges

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About the book

Its usual, they say, for a young person coming to London for the first time to arrive with a head full of dreams. Well, Endurance Proudfoot did not. When she stepped off the coach from Sussex, on a warm and sticky afternoon in the summer of 1757, it never occurred to her that the city would be the place where shed make her fortune; she was just very annoyed to be arriving there at all.

Meet Endurance Proudfoot, the bonesetters daughter: clumsy as a carthorse, with a tactless tongue and a face shes sure only a mother could love. Durie only wants one thing in life to follow her father and grandfather into the family business of bonesetting. Its a physically demanding job, requiring strength, nerves of steel and discretion and not the job for a woman.

But Durie isnt like other women. Shes strong and stubborn and determined to get her own way. And she finds that she has a talent at bonesetting her big hands and lack of grace have finally found their natural calling.

So, when she is banished to London with her sister, who is pretty, delicate and exactly the opposite to Durie in every way, Durie will not let it stop her realising her dreams. And while her sister will become one of the first ever Georgian celebrities, Durie will become Englands first and most celebrated female bonesetter. But what goes up must come down, and Duries elevated status may well become her undoing

Praise for Frances Quinn's brilliant first novel, The Smallest Man:

Nat Davy is so charming that I couldn't bear to put this book down. I loved it Louise Hare

A perfect fusion of history and invention Nats wit and humour make the poignancy of his story all the more powerful Beth Morrey

'What a page-turner! A timely tale celebrating courage, determination and friendship' Anita Frank

A perfectly formed masterpiece C.S. Quinn

I loved this book - a fascinating tale of extraordinary accomplishment, and a story about how anything is possible and how love has always been a beacon of hope Phillip Schofield

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Frances Quinn

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    Deadline for number requests Sunday 17th July 2022 6pm BST

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