PUBLISHED MAY 2019
Kitty Aldridge has a nimble and exotic imagination, and in “The Wisdom of Bones”, all her gifts are on display. Written in sentences of stark and evocative precision, and intertwining two poignant tales to startling effect, this novel has the fascination of a cabinet of curiosities magically brought to life. A regular marvel.
Kitty Aldridge’s ‘The Wisdom of Bones’ is a phantasmagoria of the exotic that brings history alive in exuberant prose.
A brilliant intertwining of two stories: a Victorian showman and an infamous 18th century French dwarf. Both of them yearn for love; in both cases it will be their downfall. A highly ambitious novel, written in an utterly original voice. ‘The Wisdom of Bones’ is unlike anything I’ve read in a long time: a real tour de force from a supremely talented writer.
ABOUT KITTY ALDRIDGE
Kitty Aldridge trained as an actor at Drama Centre, London, and went on to work in theatre, film and television for fifteen years as an actor and writer. In her thirties she began to write fiction. Her previous three novels have been shortlisted and longlisted for various fiction awards, and her short story, Arrivederci Les, won the Bridport Short Story Prize in 2011. She is currently working on a fifth book which forms part of a postgraduate MSt degree at Cambridge University.
Kitty Aldridge is a real discovery, a writer
of precision, delicacy and wit.
One of the most talented prose writers I have read in years.