After writing about Mary Anning back in May I've been itching to get down to Lyme Regis to find the dinosaur that has my name on it just falling out of the cliffs of the Black Ven. I've been too busy though. Instead I've had to make do with reading Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier. Thanks Aril from Gnat Bottomed Towers for recommending it. It was right up my street.
It's a historic novel based on the life of the fossil hunter that seems very well researched indeed. I was fascinated by the idea that one of the ways of travelling to London in the nineteenth century was a sea trip via the English Channel. Now there's a trip I'd like to do, but perhaps on a modern day yacht. Anyway if you're after a good holiday read this may cut the mustard. It has a seaside theme after all!