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free read Curiosity · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Award winning novelist Joan Thomas blends fact and fiction passion and science in this stunning novel set in 19th century Lyme Regis England — the seaside town that is the setting of both The French Lieutenant's Woman and Jane Austen's PersuasionMore than 40 years before the publication Dhood As an adolescent back in England he ran away from military college and soon found himself living with his elegant cynical mother in Lyme Regis where he pursued his passion for drawing and painting the landscapes and fossils of the area One morning on an expedition to see an extraordinary discovery a giant fossil he meets a young woman unlike anyone he has ever met. One star for the cool fossil stuff one star for Mary Anning

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Rst intact skeleton of a prehistoric dolphin like creature and spent a year chipping it from the soft cliffs near Lyme Regis This was only the first of many important discoveries made by this incredible woman perhaps the most important paleontologist of her dayHenry de la Beche was the son of a gentry family owners of a slave worked estate in Jamaica where he spent his chil. I thoroughly enjoyed the story the characters all of them based on real people the flowing evocative prose and the setting We will be visiting Lyme Regis as part of our trip to the UK and this is a book I will probably re read memories of the novel and of the town

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CuriosityAward winning novelist Joan Thomas blends fact and fiction passion and science in this stunning novel set in 19th century Lyme Regis England the seaside town that is the setting of both The French Lieutenant's Woman and Jane Austen's PersuasionMore than 40 years before the publication of The Origin of Species 12 year old Mary Anning a cabinet maker's daughter found the fi. what a wonderful novel thomas did a great job evoking the time and the setting and conveying the challenges mary anning faced to me there seemed to be slight dabblings in the realm of magical realism mary being struck by lightening her father's perceived protection from the cliffs and anning using her senses to gain knowledge where might a specimen be found is henry home but while these facets of the story were very interesting they didn't really get explored as much as i would have appreciated and i am not one who has really had success in reading magical realism before a couple of exceptions so the fact i noticed this and wished for a bit is a little surprising to mei loved the image thomas created of anning in her skirts and black top hat scouring the cliffs and shore for specimens i really could picture the scene and anning so well there is a line in the story that really stood out to me Oh she's a history and a mystery our Mary while i know only a little bit about anning i hope that thomas' fictional portrayal is embraced and enjoyed by many readers anning did not receive the recognition she deserved in her lifetime given the divide between men and women as well as the class divide and anning's lack of formal education and trainingso this book is definitely a tribute to a remarkable woman and i am so glad i finally took the opportunity to read itedited to addwhile i was google searching things i came across this drawing of mary anning created by henry de la beche it's on the wikipedia page for mary anning