Remarkable Creatures, Paperback / softback Book

Remarkable Creatures Paperback / softback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780007178384

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