Dava Sobel's new work is a bold imagining of Copernicus's difficulty in bringing his great discovery to the world, writes Nadine O'Regan.
After her mother passed away, Dava Sobel spent many hours going through her papers. Her mother had saved numerous scraps of memorabilia - precious photos, letters and cards - relating to her three children. One such memento was a school report for Dava, a bright student who had been tracked early into a special science class for gifted children, and who had gone on to become a science reporter for the New York Times.
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