About the book
Like his great-great-great uncle, the early geneticist Gregor Mendel, Dr Benedict Lambert is struggling to unlock the secrets of heredity. But for Benedict the mission is particularly urgent and personal, for his is afflicted by achondroplasia. He is a dwarf. When a chance meeting leads him to the acceptance that he craves, he begins a journey towards correcting the injustice of his own capricious genes, with devastating consequences.
Reviewed by Victoria Group Gosport:
Very much enjoyed by everyone. Hours of discussion – stimulating, well written and informative. thought it a great read. Didn’t quite understand all the science but didn’t really interfere with the story itself. Many layers to the book – love story, history and science. Not the book i would have chosen myself – it made you think!
Star rating: ****