Podcast: Jillian Cantor on Why She Chose to Write About Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie

Podcast: Jillian Cantor on Why She Chose to Write About Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie

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Bestselling author Jillian Cantor talks to Cheryl about her latest novel, Half Life, which is a fictionalised reimagining of the life of two time Nobel Prize winning scientist Marie Curie.

About the author:

Jillian Cantor is the internationally bestselling author of ten novels for adults and teens, including In Another Time, The Hours Count, Margot and The Lost Letter. Her books have been translated into 13 languages and chosen for Amazon Best of the Month, LibraryReads, Indie Next. She lives in Arizona.

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Read Our Q&A With Half Life Author Jillian Cantor

Review | Author Related

13 April 2021

Read Our Q&A With Half Life Author Jillian Cantor

    How Much Would You Sacrifice for Love? Read an Extract from Half Life by Jillian Cantor

    Review | Extract

    13 April 2021

    How Much Would You Sacrifice for Love? Read an Extract from Half Life by Jillian Cantor

      Book Club Notes for Half Life by Jillian Cantor... A Must Have for Any Bookclub

      Review | Author Related

      13 April 2021

      Book Club Notes for Half Life by Jillian Cantor... A Must Have for Any Bookclub

        Highly Original and Brilliantly Imagined: Read our Review of Half Life by Jillian Cantor

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        12 April 2021

        Highly Original and Brilliantly Imagined: Read our Review of Half Life by Jillian Cantor

          Synopsis

          A brilliant sliding doors reimagining of the passionate life of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize – and the life Marie Curie might have led if she had chosen love over science. Poland, 1891. Marie Curie (then Marya Sklodowska) was engaged to a budding mathematician, Kazimierz Zorawski. But when his mother insisted Marya was not good enough, he broke off the engagement. A heartbroken Marya left Poland for Paris to study chemistry and physics at the Sorbonne. Marie would go on to change the course of science forever and become the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. But what if Marie had made a different choice? What if she had stayed in Poland, married Kazimierz, and never attended the Sorbonne or discovered radium? What if Marie had chosen her first love and a life of domesticity, still ravenous for knowledge in Russian Poland where education for women was restricted, instead of studying science in Paris and meeting Pierre Curie? Seamlessly entwining the lives of Marya and Marie, Half Life is a powerful story of love and friendship, motherhood and sisterhood, fame and anonymity – and a woman destined to change the world.
          Jillian Cantor
          About the author

          Jillian Cantor

          Jillian Cantor is the internationally bestselling author of ten novels for adults and teens, including In Another Time, The Hours Count, Margot and The Lost Letter. Her books have been translated into 13 languages and chosen for Amazon Best of the Month, LibraryReads, Indie Next. She lives in Arizona.

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