Remarkable Creatures (Paperback)Tracy Chevalier (author)
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A stunning novel of female friendship, forbidden love and evolution from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.
In the early nineteenth century, a windswept beach along the English coast brims with fossils for those with the eye...
From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is different. Her discovery of strange fossilized creatures in the cliffs of Lyme Regis sets the world alight. But Mary must face powerful prejudice from a male scientific establishment, not to mention vicious gossip and the heartbreak of forbidden love.
Then - in prickly, clever Elizabeth Philpot, a fossil-obsessed middle-class spinster - she finds a champion, and a rival. Despite their differences in class and age, Mary and Elizabeth's loyalty and passion for the truth must win out.
Remarkable Creatures is a stunning novel of how one woman's gift transcends class and gender to lead to some of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century. Above all, it is a revealing portrait of the intricate and resilient nature of female friendship.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
`A stunning story, compassionately reimagined'
`Chevalier recently stated that making fossils sexy was one of her chief aims in writing Remarkable Creatures. With this very entertaining book, she has certainly succeeded'
`An enthralling novel of female friendship and fossil hunting'
WOMAN AND HOME
`Chevalier shows her skill for working history's lost individuals into far-reaching fiction'
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“Chevalier's best so far!”
The remarkable thing about Tracy Chevalier is her historic accuracy and real skill of finding the perfect voice for those who we can no longer speak to. This beautiful story of Mary Annings life and finds along the... More
“Making fossils interesting”
This book was recommended to me by a friend.
i previously had no interest in fossils and thought that the book would bore me. However having previously read some of the authors other works, I thought I would... More
I adored this book. I had absolutely no knowledge whatsoever about fossils before this, I was never interested in that sort of thing as a child and it was only when I was half way through the novel that I actually... More
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