Reviews

  • "'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'