Authors to celebrate the life of fossil expert Mary Anning

Renowned authors will speak at Lyme Regis Museum to mark the celebration of the town s most famous former resident, Mary Anning.

Renowned authors will speak at Lyme Regis Museum to mark the celebration of the town's most famous former resident, Mary Anning.

Fossil experts and artists will also come together for the occasion.

In the morning, best-selling children's author/illustrator Laurence Anholt will be talking about where he gets many of his ideas.

In the afternoon, Tracy Chevalier, renowned author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, will be reading from her new book. A Question and answer session will follow the reading.

The free event, on October 4, is part of Lyme Regis Artsfest.