Costa Short Story Award-winner and twice BBC Radio 2 Book Club author, Jess Kidd’s latest novel Things In Jars is a gripping Victorian detective novel featuring ace sleuth Bridie Divine. It’s 1863 and London’s finest female detective is hired to find a missing child. However, this is no ordinary infant but a medical curiosity, eagerly sought after by physicians and fairground proprietors alike. In an era when the public clamoured for the bizarre and the sensational, Things in Jars examines what it means to be human in an inhumane world.

 Chaired by Lynn Curtis