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Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
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Jul 01, 2010

really liked it
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Read from October 20 to 31, 2011

mary anning and elizabeth philpot are friends that have an interest in hunting fossils on the shores of england. anning makes strides in the field when she unearths some rare bones never found before.

the friendship between the women is one forged in the mutual interest of finding remarkable creatures. but also because it is during a time when there are no advocates for women in science and so these two must stand strong together in the face of a partriarchial area of studying like all chevalier books, this one is based on historical facts and makes the story that much more compelling.
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message 1: by Ruthiella (new)

Ruthiella This book is on my mental TBR. I liked The Girl with the Pearl Earring but I abandoned The Blue Virgin after 50 pages. So Chevalier is 50/50 so far!

Elizabeth☮ i've read quite a few of her books and i think this one moves a bit slowly in the beginning, but i love the subject matter and content.

i think you'd like The Lady and the Unicorn. that one is short and quite good.

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