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  • 'Gripping...one of the best books I have read this year'

    DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • 'An unlikely page-turner...as a testament to frustration, endurance and mutual devotion, this takes some beating'

    SUNDAY TIMES
  • 'Enthralling...Full of mystery and danger, bravery and tragedy, with a rapturous love story at its core that transcends both time and continents. A marvellous read'

    DENNIS LEHANE
  • 'In the brilliant tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude...combines powerful storytelling with excellent historical research in a book that reads like a novel'

    ALAN LIGHTMAN, author of 'Einstein's Dreams'
  • 'An exemplary narrative history and a fascinating tale of science, love and survival'

    MARK HONIGSBAUM, author of 'The Fever Trail'

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