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Remarkable Creatures

By Tracy Chevalier

Remarkable Creatures

Started reading:
12th January 2010
Finished reading:
26th January 2010

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Rating: Unrated

I ordered this book quite awhile ago from Amazon.uk.co as at the time it wasn’t out in the States yet…. now it is and I am just now getting to it… Guess I should have waited…

I really enjoyed this tale of Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot and their fosil hunting along the beach of Lyme Regis, England. It is a fascinating historical fiction of the young girl/woman Mary Anning who was the first to find several important fossils including the first ichthyosaur as well as the first two plesiosaurs. The effect these findings had on the community that struggled to accept that God would create creatures that he would then allow to become extinct was also a bit enlightening…