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Remarkable Creatures

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
In the year of the 150th anniversary of Origin of Species, set in a town where Jane Austen was a frequent visitor, Tracy Chevalier once again shows her uncanny sense for the topical. In the early nineteenth century, a windswept beach along the English coast brims with fossils for those with the eye! From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is marked for greatness. When she uncovers unknown dinosaur fossils in the cliffs near her home, she sets the scientific world alight, challenging ideas about the world's creation and stimulating debate over our origins. In an arena dominated by men, however, Mary is soon reduced to a serving role, facing prejudice from the academic community, vicious gossip from neighbours, and the heartbreak of forbidden love. Even nature is a threat, throwing bitter cold, storms, and landslips at her. Luckily Mary finds an unlikely champion in prickly, intelligent Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who is also fossil-obsessed. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty and barely suppressed envy. Despite their differences in age and background, Mary and Elizabeth discover that, in struggling for recognition, friendship is their strongest weapon. Remarkable Creatures is Tracy Chevalier's stunning new novel of how one woman's gift transcends class and gender to lead to some of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century. Above all, it is a revealing portrait of the intricate and resilient nature of female friendship.

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January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-525-95145-8 / 978-0-525-95145-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures (Basic)
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 1-4104-2288-7 / 978-1-4104-2288-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-00-717837-9 / 978-0-00-717837-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-00-717838-7 / 978-0-00-717838-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-00-751859-5 / 978-0-00-751859-3 (UK edition)
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers)
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 1-59413-443-X / 978-1-59413-443-2 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures: A Novel
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-452-29672-2 / 978-0-452-29672-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-00-731122-2 / 978-0-00-731122-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures: A Novel
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-452-29611-0 / 978-0-452-29611-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume / Penguin Books
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November 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-00-723722-7 / 978-0-00-723722-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-525-95164-4 / 978-0-525-95164-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-00-731117-6 / 978-0-00-731117-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 1-4074-4726-2 / 978-1-4074-4726-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Remarkable Creatures Edition: Reprint
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-452-29702-8 / 978-0-452-29702-9 (USA edition)
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April 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 1-4712-9373-4 / 978-1-4712-9373-3 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
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January 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-14-314530-4 / 978-0-14-314530-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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January 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
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January 2010 : Canada Audio edition

Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 1-4407-7173-1 / 978-1-4407-7173-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2010 : USA Audio CD

Title: remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 1-4407-7174-X / 978-1-4407-7174-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2010 : USA Audio CD

Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 1-4407-7175-8 / 978-1-4407-7175-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier Unabridged MP3 CD
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 1-4498-0544-2 / 978-1-4498-0544-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
ISBN: 0-00-723045-1 / 978-0-00-723045-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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August 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Remarkable Creatures: A Novel
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Remarkable Creatures
Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: HarperCollins
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