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Remarkable creatures

Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mary Anning was facinated by fossils from an early age, realising she could sell them to the gentry who had become avid collectors. She was often ripped off by the buyers and derided by scientists but was rescued by Elizabeth Philpot and their unlikely friendship would take strange twists as the importance of these finds began to spread.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 9780007178377 0007178379 9780007311170 0007311176 9780452296725 0452296722
OCLC Number: 710976649
Description: 312 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Tracy Chevalier.

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In the year of the 150th anniversary of Origin of Species, set in a town where Jane Austen was a frequent visitor, Tracy Chevalier once again shows her uncanny sense for the topical.  Read more...

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Praise for Remarkable Creatures 'It is a stunning story, compassionately reimagined' Guardian 'Chevalier recently stated that making fossils sexy was one of her chief aims in writing Remarkable Read more...

 
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