Lessons in Chemistry (2022) by Bonnie Garmus
THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES and #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The multi-million copy bestseller
As read on BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Best Debut Novel Award
British Book Awards Author of the Year
‘Sparky, rip-roaring, funny, with big-hearted fully formed, loveable characters’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘The most charming, life-enhancing novel I’ve read in ages. Strongly recommend’ INDIA KNIGHT
Your ability to change everything – including yourself – starts here
Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing.
But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Forced to resign, she reluctantly signs on as the host of a cooking show, Supper atSix. But her revolutionary approach to cooking, fuelled by scientific and rational commentary, grabs the attention of a nation.
Soon, a legion of overlooked housewives find themselves daring to change the status quo. One molecule at a time.
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This book will be discussed at our meeting on 21 August 2023
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