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CURIOSITY is the story of two real people: the working class fossilist Mary Anning whose discoveries caused a sensation in pre-Darwin England, and a slave owner's son named Henry De la Beche. Mary and Henry are divided by class but drawn together by their curiosity about the world and each other.

CURIOSITY is a novel for readers who love Jane Austen and her times. One blogger called it, "A thinking person's love story." Curiosity was published to rave reviews in Canada in 2010 and has been nominated for four awards, including the Giller Prize.

"Brilliant... like riding a time-machine back into the 19th century." The Ottawa Citizen

"Thomas draws these characters with such depth, power, and heart that they remain with the reader long after the novel's covers are closed... CURIOSITY is without question the best novel this reader has come across in the past year." Quill and Quire

"A beautiful, erudite, and deeply pleasurable work." The Walrus

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Joan Thomas
Curiosity / Joan Thomas / Emblem Editions / Paperback; 416 Pages
Price: $21.00 / ISBN: 978-0771084188 / Published: February, 2011
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