READER REPORT:

I've just finished reading: Remarkable Creatures

ERIN MOORE
Last updated 05:00 10/10/2012
FOSSIL FUN: Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures is good reading.
FOSSIL FUN: Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures is good reading.

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I was hesitant about reading this book as it isn't really my taste (I am more into Jack Reacher type books), but my friend insisted that I would really love it.

The author, Tracy Chevalier, also wrote The Girl with the Pearl Earring, and I did enjoy that movie.

The book is based around a woman in ye olde world England in the times where fossil and bones were not understood and were sold in oddity shops.

Women had to be escorted everywhere, even for a walk on the beach.
Some of the book is based on true facts around  a character who sets out to prove to the world her theory surrounding the fossils and where and what they came from.

I know the subject matter seems slightly bizarre, and you'd wonder how on earth it can be a good read, but the truth is - it is. Trust me, my friend was right. It is a surprisingly good read.


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