This week we take a trip to the distant, distant past.
Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures and Joan Thomas's Curiosity reconstruct slightly different Mary Annings, but they're both great reads. We also read Judith Pascoe's book on collectors in the 1800s, The Hummingbird Cabinet, which has a great chapter on Mary Anning's reputation when she was alive and what it's like now. It totally changed how we thought of Mary Anning!
Music in this episode was composed by Malcolm Rosenthal. Artwork was drawn by Jackie Sojico.