25 Jul 2011

The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:07 pm on 25 July 2011

Melanie Benjamin with her new historical novel The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb. Mrs Tom Thumb was Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump, a small woman who lived a large life. She was 32 inches tall and just 29 pounds when she stopped growing. She became one of America's first celebrities as part of PT Barnum's travelling circus.