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Galileo’s Daughter

By Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel retells the dramatic story of Galileo, bringing new insight to this classic tale

Dava Sobel, the author of the bestselling “Longitude”, spent three years researching the story of Maria Celeste, daughter of Galileo Galilei. Sobel has translated for the first time the letters Maria Celeste wrote to her father, using them as the basis for her new book, entitled “Galileo’s Daughter”.

It provides an ideal excuse to retell the story of Galileo and his clash with the Catholic Church, adding new insights to one of the best known and most dramatic episodes in the history of science.