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Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

This was a wonderful book, that I’ve been looking forward to since it came out in hardback last year. I was a bit uncertain when I realised that the author, Brenda Maddox, publishes a new book every couple of years (her biog of Maggie Thatcher has just been published), but I needn’t have worried.
Next week Life Story is repeated on BBC4 after a new documentary following this book. I’d also be curious to read the much maligned James Watson book The Double Helix, in which he talks so dismissively of “Rosy”.