Author(s): Fitzgerald, Penelope,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 03/01/1998,
Pagination: 176 pages,
Series: 20th Century Architects,
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd,
Published By: HarperCollins Publishers,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780006543602
Description: 

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

It is 1912, and at Cambridge University the modern age is knocking at the gate. Fred Fairly, a Junior Fellow at the college of St Angelicus, where for centuries no female, not even a pussy cat, has been allowed to set foot, lectures in physics.

Science, he is certain, will explain everything. Until into Fred's orderly life come Daisy. Fred is smitten.

Why have I met her? he wonders. How can I tell if she's quite what she seems? Fred is a scientist. To him the truth should be everything.

But even scientists make mistakes.

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