Remarkable Creatures

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Remarkable Creatures

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:50 pm

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier.

I've just finished reading this and found it educational as well as entertaining. It is not the first Tracy Chevalier I have read and one of the joys of reading is that she can take an otherwise inanimate object or piece of art and bring it alive for the reader. This one was set in Lyme Regis, UK, and for anyone with even a passing interest in fossils should find it interesting. Although a work of fiction, she has used real people, places and times, giving background to some of the curios that we have perhaps seen in museums and books but seldom think of in terms of graft. It was a light read for all that.


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Re: Remarkable Creatures

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:55 pm

Will have to have a gander at this one ..........

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Re: Remarkable Creatures

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:59 pm

Her other books are:
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Falling Angels
The Virgin Blue
The Lady and the Unicorn
Burning Bright (I can't remember having read this one yet.)

I found all those that I've read interesting and I've felt that I've learnt something at the end of them too - always a bonus from a novel for me.
Image Experience is not what happens to you;
it is what you do with what happens to you.
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