Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind (Paperback)
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Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 17/02/2022
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THE TIMES: BEST MEMOIRS OF THE YEAR

'Gripping from the start, Written in Bone is superb' - Dr Richard Shepherd, author of Unnatural Causes
'No Scientist communicates better than Sue Black' - Val McDermid, author of Still Life

From the Sunday Times Bestselling author of All That Remains, Sue Black reveals the secrets hidden deep within our bones.

Drawing upon her years of research and a wealth of remarkable experience, the world-renowned forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black takes us on a journey of revelation. From skull to feet, via the face, spine, chest, arms, hands, pelvis and legs, she shows that each part of us has a tale to tell. What we eat, where we go, everything we do leaves a trace, a message that waits patiently for months, years, sometimes centuries, until a forensic anthropologist is called upon to decipher it.

Some of this information is easily understood, some holds its secrets tight and needs scientific cajoling to be released. But by carefully piecing together the evidence, the facts of a life can be rebuilt.

Limb by limb, case by case - some criminal, some historical, some unaccountably bizarre - Sue Black reconstructs with intimate sensitivity and compassion the hidden stories in what we leave behind.

Praise for Sue Black:

'Utterly gripping' - The Guardian
'Fascinating' - The Sunday Times
'Moving' - Scotsman
'Engrossing' - Financial Times

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784165079
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The corpse whisperer ... could Black's life be any more ready for a series producer to pitch to Netflix? ... and is it OK for her, or us, to enjoy this quite so much? -- Helen Rumbelow * The Times *
A fascinating if grisly book. It should be read. -- Stuart Kelly * Scotland on Sunday *
For someone who deals in death every day, Sue Black has a rare ability to make blood and bones come alive. A marvellous writer. * Ruth Davidson SMP *
A fascinating overview of the human skeleton from the forensic anthropologist's point of view, with case studies that are both pertinent and entertaining. * Kathy Reichs, author of the Temperance Brennan, Bones series *
Gripping from the start, Written in Bone is superb - fascinating in its detail of real life cases and written with a narrative that propels you forward to the next page. * Dr Richard Shepherd, author of Unnatural Causes *

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“Brilliant”

For anyone who doesn’t know, Sue Black is one of the WORLD leading forensic anthropologists - studier of human remains to aid the judiciary system, specifically bones.
This is her second book - the first, All that... More

Hardback edition
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“Fantastic!”

I was a massive fan of Sue Black's first book, All That Remains so I was so excited to see she had a new book out. It does not disappoint and I got through it so quickly. Fans of Bill Bryson's The Body... More

Hardback edition
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“Brilliant”

Once again Dame Professor Sue Black writes a book that is fascinating and informative. You don't even need a dictionary to read it as everything is explained. What an incite into the human body and all its... More

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