Publish date: August 24th 2009
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is different. Though poor and uneducated, she learns on the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossi...
"We had heard about the girl struck by lightning, for people still talked of it years later. It was one of those miracles small towns thrive on: children seeming drowned then spurting out water like a whale and reviving; men falling from cliffs and reappearing unscathed; boys run down by coaches and...
Disclaimer: Readers of this review will be subjected to a lot of rambling and random thoughts because I have no clear idea of what I want to say about this book. Please know this about the book though: I liked it a lot. :) Someone posted a picture of items that aren't around anymore, mixed tapes,...
Remarkable Creatures is the story of Mary Anning, who, as a girl and later as a young woman, discovered fossils in the cliffs near Lyme Regis, that revolutionised our understanding of the development of life on this planet and greatly accelerated the process by which we moved from a Bible-centred ac...
Są książki, których nie powinno się czytać bez przygotowania. Może być tak, że jeżeli nic się nie wie o podłożu opowiadanej historii nie będzie się w stanie czerpać z niej tyle wiedzy i przyjemności ile dostarczyłaby ona czytelnikowi, który rozumie, o czym czyta... Są to "specjalistyczne" książki dl...