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What books have influenced you

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maggiewinchester Report 8 Mar 2013 16:03

My daughter's posted the biography of Mary Anning (this being International Women’s Day) on Facebook.
When she was about 9, I bought a book in a charity shop that I remembered reading as a child. It was 'Mary Anning's Treasures'.
Mary Anning lived in Lyme Regis and was a palaeontologist, her 'treasures' being the fossils she found in the cliff face.

My children regularly went to Lyme Regis, as their father lived down that way, and she really idntified with Mary Anning.
Even my daughter would say that reading this book led my her to studying Geology at Uni.


K Report 8 Mar 2013 16:22

My father was also geologist and we spent many holidays in Lyme Regis as well and hours on the beach fossil hunting.

I still go back whenever I can. It didn't influence my choice of career but I also enjoyed the book.