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An Elegant Solution By Anne Atkins

An Elegant Solution by Anne Atkins

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This book is focused upon an autistic junior fellow, Theo, and a first-year undergraduate, Charlotte, as they begin a friendship which comes to be tested when a threat to their beloved city of Cambridge, England comes to light.

An Elegant Solution Summary

An Elegant Solution by Anne Atkins

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.

An Elegant Solution Reviews

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

About Anne Atkins

Anne Atkins is a well-known English broadcaster and journalist, and regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day. She took an involuntary, and long, break from writing fiction when her son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, their daughter repeatedly hospitalized with a severe illness, and finally the family was made homeless by the Anglican church. Thankfully those dark days are now behind her and she and her husband Shaun along with some of her children now live happily in Bedford, England.

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An Elegant Solution by Anne Atkins
Used - Like New
Malcolm Down Publishing Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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