Tracy Chevalier

The author Tracy Chevalier
Much of her research for Remarkable Creatures was done in Lyme and Tracy went on many fossil walks with our geologist Paddy Howe. Tracy also contributed to a highly successful museum event, Mary Anning Day, in 2009, and we are thrilled that she is now a Patron of the Museum Friends.

Born in America in 1962, Tracy Chevalier is perhaps best-known for her book Girl with a Pearl Earring, which won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. It has sold almost 4 million copies worldwide and was made into a film starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson.

You can buy the book in our shop and support Lyme Regis Museum.

Find out more about ‘Remarkable Creatures’ on Tracy Chevalier’s website.

See the BBC’s slideshow about Mary anning narrated by Tracy Chevalier.

See Travis Graalman’s film about Museum Geologist Paddy Howe narrated by Tracy Chevalier.

At our 2009 Mary Anning Day, Tracy Chevalier gave a reading from Remarkable Creatures and signed books using ink made from fossilised squid ink sacks recovered and prepared by Museum Geologist Paddy Howe. A sample signed book is shown below (click on the thumbnail photo to see a larger version).

Come & Meet Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier will be the guest speaker at the Literary Dinner being held on 1st October 2016 to raise funds for the Mary Anning Wing.

To make your reservation and for further details please see the Mary Anning Wing page.