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Tracy Chevalier launches her new Best Seller at The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester

09-04-2009 05:51 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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Tracy Chevalier and Mary Anning at The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester.

Tracy Chevalier and Mary Anning at The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester.

Visitors to Dorchester’s award winning Dinosaur Museum were thrilled to meet bestselling novelist Tracy Chevalier when she launched her new book Remarkable Creatures at the Museum on Tuesday 25th August.

Tracy, whose bestselling novel Girl with a Pearl Earring became an equally popular film spends a lot of her time in Dorset. Inspiration for her books often comes quite unexpectedly, in the case of the Girl with a Pearl Earring it was from one of Vermeer’s paintings, while her latest book, Remarkable Creatures was inspired by a trip to the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester.

“There was a gallery devoted to Mary Anning, who I'd never heard of. I was immediately drawn in, says Chevalier, “I always have those sudden moments of discovery when something strikes me that I want to write about it."

Remarkable Creatures is a story based on Mary Anning, who was born in Lyme Regis in 1799 and became a major fossil collector on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, now a World Heritage Site. She found the first complete skeleton of an ichthyosaur ever discovered. In 1821 she made another major discovery of a skeleton of a plesiosaur, the first of its kind to be found. Her third major discovery was an important fossil of a pterosaur, the first found outside Germany and thought to be the first complete skeleton found.

Mary Anning died at the age of 47, of breast cancer. A few months earlier she had been made an honorary member of the Geological Society of London despite, as a woman, being ineligible for regular membership.

Tracy’s new book promises to immortalise Mary Anning in her own inimitable way.

World Heritage incorporates several divisions including the museum and exhibition division that administers exhibitions and museums of international stature including The Tutankhamun Exhibition and Britain’s award winning Dinosaur Museum. Other sections deal with the concept, feasibility and design of heritage based visitor attractions and retailing as well as heritage public relations and photography and a comprehensive marketing service. It also includes World Heritage Books, the publishing and book selling division.

Tim Batty, 01305 269741
25 High West Street
Dorchester, Dorset
DT1 1UW, UK
http://www.thedinosaurmuseum.com

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