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Frances Larson's New Book Published to Wide Acclaim

(21 September 2009)

Frances Larson, Honorary Research Fellow in Anthropology new book about Sir Henry Wellcome's extraordinary museum of medical history, has been widely and favourably reviewed.

Christopher Hart, Sunday Times: 'fascinating and elegantly written'

Wendy Moore, Sunday Telegraph: 'Rigorously researched and fluidly written, Larson's book is a Poe-like tale of a man who literally became buried under his own unquenchable avarice.

Richard Fortey, Literary Review: 'Frances Larson's excellent book...has done us a service in chasing out the story of this ultimate collector'

Read more at Literary Review and Times Online

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