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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict

Rosalind Franklin was certainly different from most women of her time. Focussed totally on her career in science, she escaped the demands of her family to conform to what they thought was the right way for a woman of wealth - to settle down with a husband, to involve herself in charity concerns in which the family was engaged in for decades. They thought her career and her achievements were second to these ideas. Whether in London or her sojourn in Paris and back again to England she was a leader in her field and did not allow peer pressure or the condescension of male colleagues pull her back. There were enough to support and encourage and recognize her for what she was. At great personal sacrifice and ultimately her untimely end, the world came to know about DNA and how it can help human kind to a great degree. Although the subject matter did get technical, it did not take away from the interest the story had and to the lay reader like me who read this story. Excellent story very well told. Sent by Sourcebooks Landmark for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. I am glad to hear you liked this one, Mystica. It is one I hope to read as well.

  2. This is a book I really want to read. Thanks for the review!

  3. This sounds good! Marie Benedict is an author I've been wanting to read for quite some time.