Here the author writes of Mary Anning the legendary fossil-hunter. He retells a local tale which claims that Mary Anning was struck by lightning as a baby, causing her to die for half an hour, only to then mysteriously recover.
About Some Account of Lyme Regis
This guidebook to Lyme includes an eclectic mixture of facts: ghost stories, local legends, celebrated historians, the origins of street names. By the late 19th century Lyme was a famous tourist destination, and this book shows that there was already an interest in the town's growing catalogue of interesting personalities and anecdotes. By this time the town's recent history was of as much interest to tourists as its geology.