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Remarkable Creatures (Paperback)
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Remarkable Creatures (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 01/04/2010
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`A stunning story' Guardian

`Vivid and engrossing' Financial Times

I don't remember there ever being a time when I weren't out upon beach. Mam used to say the window was open when I was born, and the first thing I saw when they held me up was the sea.

Mary Anning may be young and uneducated, but she has "the eye". Scouring the windswept Jurassic coast near Lyme Regis, she find the fossils nobody else can, making discoveries that will shake the scientific world of the early 19th century. But science is a male-dominated arena, and there are many who disapprove...

She finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot: unmarried, middle-aged and middle class, and a fellow fossil enthusiast. If they can weather differences in their age and standing, and overcome professional envy, will true friendship prove the rarest find of all?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007178384
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`A stunning story, compassionately reimagined'
GUARDIAN

`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'
DAILY TELEGRAPH

`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'
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

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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

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“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

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“Elegant”

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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