Location Scouting at the Hunterian Museum

12 May 2016

Yesterday I did a spot of location scouting at the Hunterian Museum, inside the Royal College of Surgeons where I’m planning a key scene in the novel I’m writing now.  It’s a fascinating place –  for non-medics like me it’s all about beautiful and creepy oddities; an eighteenth century ‘abscess opener’, a necrotic skull, the death mask of Sir Isaac Newton – I even found a case of beautiful, iridescent beetles (there’s a beetle theme going on in my latest book too).

Find out more here: Hunterian Museum 


Hunterian Museum at The Royal College of Surgeons Hunterian Museum at The Royal College of Surgeons

outside Hunterian


  1. Patricia Glen
    May 23, 2016

    Lucy I loved The Missing One. I wondered what you meant at the very last line “And so she jumped”. It sound like she jumped into the sea to be with Jonas and Kit I.e. To commit suicide but she had died in England of cancer?????

  2. lucyatkins
    June 29, 2016

    aha, thank you for this. The meaning of the last line is up to you the reader, of course, but for me, it is her very last moment – the release from life.

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