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The Perils of Being a Famous Corpse

Join author Bess Lovejoy as she presents highlights from her book Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses.

Author Bess Lovejoy

For some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure. The famous deceased—from Alexander the Great to Abraham Lincoln—have been stolen, stuffed, pickled, impersonated, and even filed away in a lawyer’s office. Their fingers, teeth, skulls, hearts, and much more have embarked on voyages that crisscross the globe and stretch the imagination.

In this session, author Bess Lovejoy will present highlights from her book Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses, offering a funny, tragic, and true look at how famous bodies have fared through the ages, and what their adventures say about our views on science, celebrity, and even death itself.

Saturday 5 December, 11am – 12noon


Participants will be emailed the link to the session on the day of the event.

Suitable for adults aged 18 and over. This is a free event and bookings are essential.

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