I absolutely loved this book! Whether you are a gemmologist looking for expertise in tortoiseshell artefacts, or a chelonian enthusiast wishing to learn about this aspect of the sea turtle, there is a mine of information here – so much so that I’ve found it hard to choose which snippets to include in this review. The author has been called the ‘Organics Queen’ of her field due to her vast knowledge of the subject. I learnt so much from this book it was a privilege to read it and recommend it. Why ‘tortoiseshell’ anyway, when they are turtles? Read the book and you’ll find out!