An Elegant Solution (Hardback)
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An Elegant Solution (Hardback)

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Hardback 404 Pages / Published: 07/12/2018
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Set in her beloved city of Cambridge where she enjoyed a very happy childhood, this novel from Anne Atkins follows the life of autistic junior fellow, Theo, and a first year undergraduate, Charlotte. Their growing friendship becomes tested when a threat to their beloved city comes to light. Along the way, we meet their respective families and friends, such as Suki, who fights a battle in court against a senior researcher; Hui, whose family in China turn out to have a vital role to play in the foiling of the bomb plot, as well as in Theo's belief in cryptocurrency; and Peter, who is attempting to keep Cambridge's Christmas Eve tradition going in his new role for the university. We also have the antagonist: Harry, who comes from Theo's past and threatens both his present and his future with his goal of changing the cityscape and the lives of Cambridge and its inhabitants. An Elegant Solution has threats to life and pursuit of a mystery that link it to a thriller, but equally it feels at times like a romantic comedy with the relationship that blooms between Theo and Charlie, as well as the obstacles that lay in its path. Furthermore, it covers sensitive issues such as autism and sexual assault, and more intellectual topics with maths, theorems, and bitcoin.

Publisher: Malcolm Down Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781910786505
Number of pages: 404
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 35 mm


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Anne Atkins' wonderful and engaging new novel, set in the historical beauty of Cambridge, paints a portrait of a gentle character with a beautiful mind, with a refreshingly original perspective on every situation. Anne Atkins reveals the deep connection between autism and minds that can find elegant solutions to both timeless mathematical problems, and those we encounter every day." Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director, Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University

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“Much more than a relaxing punt along the River Cam.....”

Anne Atkins has written a beautiful book; an unforgettable adventure that takes place in and around Cambridge where Anne grew up.
The central character is Theo,a gentle, endearing mathematician who is autistic and... More

Hardback edition
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“Character- driven drama in an elegant setting.”

This book is on one level, like its title, elegant, the setting in Cambridge draws you into the iconic place, where, in some ways, nothing has changed. The criminal threat and technological mystery, impose the... More

Hardback edition
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“Cambridge, crime and bitcoins”

I found this a 'page tuner' and on many different levels. I know some readers might be put off by some of the language and relationships - but it is the real world and the characters are in the real world... More

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