I, Ada

Ada Byron is rich and clever, but she longs to be free. Free to explore all the amazing ideas that come to her imagination, like flying mechanical horses and stories inspired by her travels. Free to find love and passion beyond the watchful gaze of her mother and governesses. And free to learn the full truth about her father, the notorious Lord Byron. Then Ada meets a man whose invention might just change the world – and he needs her visionary brilliance to bring it to life . . .

Gray beautifully tells the part-fictionalised life of Ada … vividly pictures Ada’s gilded, isolated childhood (The Times)

A witty, poignant portrayal of the young life of the 19th century mathematician (The Bookseller)

So atmospheric, totally absorbing, I LOVED it. Just like I loved Ada. You will too (Maggie Harcourt)

An enjoyable read for its own sake this book would also be valuable in the classroom with its obvious curriculum links to STEAM subjects and to Ada Lovelace Day marked in October (Just Imagine)

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I am also really excited to have been working with Andersen Press on a mini podcast series: On the rADAr: Conversations with Extraordinary Women in Science. In each episode, I interview a different woman with a fascinating scientific career. My guests for the series are: creative scientist Dr Shama Rahman; neurologist Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan; biologist Dr Vanessa Lowe; rheumatologist Professor Tonia Vincent; immunologist Dr Susanna Bidgood. And, in November, at the Richmond Literary Festival we’ll be recording a special live episode for which my guest will be broadcaster and statistician Timandra Harkness.

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