Title : Remarkable Creatures
Author : Tracy Chevalier
Publication date : August 24th 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Hello there! Glad to see you again. So, some of you may know that I am a big fan of Tracy Chevalier. I find her writing style to be very appealing, even on my first time reading her book, I was sure confident already to be her new fan.
Remarkable Creatures is not her newest book, I know. I have this pledge to read each work by her, so why not continue with one that has most unusual story? A tale of fossils and the admirers. I never knew that this book is based on true events. If you the characters, you will find that they were actual people. How cool is that!
Elizabeth Philpot was a fossil collector, just like many other aristocratic people on her social circle. With her two sisters, they moved from London to a smaller and quieter town, Lyme Regis. It turned out that the town was perfect for Elizabeth's passion and it led her to a local fossil seller girl, Mary Anning. Both Elizabeth and Mary were super talented and together they challenged the sexist judgement from the male scientists.