This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
June 25, 2020
Hollywood comes to Dorset about as often as it does the Devils Tower; in other words, not much at all. That’s one reason I’m interested to see a film set to be screened at the Cannes Movie Festival this month; the other is that Ammonite is about one of the more famous scientific names associated with my home county.
You’ve probably heard of her, though you may not know you have. Mary Anning is said to be the “she” in the old tongue twister, “She sells sea shells on the sea shore”.
Mary Anning would have done well in Wyoming, I think, and not just because we’re the equality s...