Lessons in Chemistry

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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.

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THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES and #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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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. Forced to resign, she reluctantly signs on as the host of a cooking show, Supper at Six. 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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A Book of the Year for: Guardian, Times, Sunday Times, Good Housekeeping, Woman & Home, Stylist, TLS, Oprah Daily, Newsweek, Mail on Sunday, New York Times, India Knight, Hay Festival, Amazon and many others

SOON TO BE A MAJOR APPLE TV SERIES STARRING BRIE LARSON

‘Biting and cheerIng in exactly the right measure’ JOJO MOYES

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

‘Laugh-out-loud funny and brimming with life, generosity and courage’ RACHEL JOYCE

A novel that sparks joy with every page’ ELIZABETH DAY

‘Elizabeth Zott is an iconic heroine’ PANDORA SYKES

‘A page-turning and highly satisfying tale MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD, author of GREAT CIRCLE

Additional information

Weight0.28 kg
Dimensions19.2 × 12.6 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

390

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K