An unsung heroine gets the spotlight – and a love story – in new Kate Winslet film

An unsung heroine gets the spotlight – and a love story – in new Kate Winslet film

Unsung heroines are experiencing a great run at the moment. Maybe it’s the #MeToo movement. Maybe it’s simply the fact that their time has come. For the British fossil hunter, Mary Anning, all trace of acclaim seems to have come and gone during her lifetime with such speed that she had virtually no time to enjoy it. She lived in the Victorian era and made important palaeontological discoveries, braving the harsh extremes of Dorset’s winters to scrape at the rocks bordering its coves and beaches. Hoping to add to the pre-history of the reptiles and fish that once lived there, …
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