Gravity: Cracking the Cosmic Code by Nicholas Mee

Dr Mee’s quest begins with raw data used by Thales of Miletus to make an accurate prediction of a solar eclipse as early as 585 B.C. recorded in an the account of a battle by Herodotus. Thales analysed the highly accurate data provided by the skilled observations of the Babylonians. Early theories of the heavens… Continue reading Gravity: Cracking the Cosmic Code by Nicholas Mee

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee

A major and intelligent novelist like Penelope Fitzgerald has happily become the subject of a sensitive and engaging biographer, Hermione Lee. The result is enthralling; a work which is entertaining, informative and profound. In an earlier essay, A Quiet Ghost, Lee mentions interviewing Fitzgerald on the radio in 1997. Two impressions struck the interviewer. First, how… Continue reading Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee