Deborah Ross

The fossil-hunting is more interesting than the sex: Ammonite reviewed

Winslet and Ronan don’t say much, but they give performances of heft and complexity

I’m not usually a sucker for BOGOF offers, but you’d be crazy to turn this one down: Kate Winslet as Mary Anning and Saoirse Ronan as Charlotte Murchison in Ammonite

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