memory bonesMemory Bones

 

This historical novel for early teens focuses on the early life of Mary Anning (thought to be the inspiration for the tongue-twister ‘she sells sea shells by the sea shore’). Mary scours the coastline and cliffs near Dorset in search of fossils that she can sell to feed her impoverished family. She makes a historically significant discovery …

This cover features an aged linen texture and muted tones to enhance the themes of poverty and loneliness. The skeleton of the ichthyosaur (fish-lizard) is embossed.

Cover and text design + 13 monotone watercolour illustrations + scattered small illustrations