BoneseBook - 2012
The Irish Giant, that's what Londoners called Charlie Bryne, an enormous country lad standing 8 feet tall in his bare feet. He made his fortune by exhibiting himself, but Bryne was far more than a human oddity. He had the magical power of healing, a deep connection to the natural magic of the earth, and the blood of Irish kings in his veins. In 1782, he came to London with a single goal, to bring the Irish home to the island they had left. John Hunter was a man of science and insatiable curiosity, a surgeon, a natural philosopher, and a tireless collector of natural oddities. With analysis and dissection, Hunter strove to understand the natural world and he wanted to add the bones of a giant to his collection.
Publisher: [San sanfrisco, Calif.] : Untreed Reads, 2012
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mur
Description: 1 online resource