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Remarkable Creatures

CD - unabridged
(8 CDs)
Product Number: CX2911
Released: 01 Apr, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471297885
Narrator(s): Hattie Morahan
Publisher: W F Howes
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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? “A stunning story.” GUARDIAN “Vivid and engrossing.” FINANCIAL TIMES

Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Original Publish Date: 01 Apr, 2015

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Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Product Number LP2183
Released: 01 Dec, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781407447261

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"‘It is 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.’ TELEGRAPH"

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