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Lessons in Chemistry

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THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER
Soon to be an Apple TV series starring Brie Larson

'Sparky, rip-roaring, funny' SUNDAY TIMES
'The most charming, life-enhancing novel I've read in ages' INDIA KNIGHT, Book of the Year
'I loved it' NIGELLA LAWSON
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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. Except for one: Calvin Evans, the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with - of all things - her mind. True chemistry results.

Like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later, Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six. Elizabeth's unusual approach to cooking ('combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride') proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo.
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR APPLE TV SERIAL, STARRING BRIE LARSON


'I loved Lessons in Chemistry and am devastated to have finished it!' NIGELLA LAWSON

'Elizabeth Zott is an iconic heroine - a feminist who refuses to be quashed, a mother who believes that her child is a person to behold, rather than to mould, and who will leave you, and the lens through which you see the world, quite changed' PANDORA SYKES

'It's the world versus Elizabeth Zott, and I had no trouble choosing a side. A page-turning and highly satisfying tale: zippy, zesty, and Zotty' MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD, author of GREAT CIRCLE

As read on BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime
A BBC TV Between-the-Covers pick
THE #1 Sunday Times, #1 New York Times and #1 International bestseller
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Best Debut Novel Award
India Knight's SUNDAY TIMES Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize
Author of the Year at the British Book Awards
Winner of the Paul Torday Prize

A Book of the Year for: Guardian, Times, Sunday Times, Good Housekeeping, Woman & Home, Stylist, TLS, Oprah Daily, Newsweek, Mail on Sunday, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Evening Standard, New York Times, India Knight, Hay Festival and many others

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Product Details
Doubleday
0857528130 / 9780857528131
Paperback
813.6
05/04/2022
United Kingdom
English
General
400 pages
24 cm