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Bonnie Garmus in Ely

Thursday 30th June

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Join us in the St Peter’s Church for what will be a wonderful event, celebrating Bonnie Garmus and her debut novel Lessons In Chemistry.

Your ability to change everything – including yourself – starts here

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing.

But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans, the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with – of all things – her mind. True chemistry results.

Like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later, Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (‘combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride’) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.

‘Laugh-out-loud funny and brimming with life, generosity and courage’ – Rachel Joyce

Already, Lessons in Chemistry has been incredibly well received, as a New York Times Bestseller and #2 Sunday Times Bestseller. It has featured on BBC2’s book club with Steve Wright, and ‘Between the Covers’ with Sara Cox. Soon it will be a major Apple TV serial, starring Brie Larson. Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter/creative director who has worked for a wide range of clients, focusing primarily on technology, medicine, and education. She is an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two wonderful daughters.