Madame Curie – Lives of the Great Scientists


Madame Curie (Marie Curie / Manya Sklodovska) was the first of the three ‘Great Scientists’ series, series 708.  It was written by Lawrence du Garde Peach.  Only this book was illustrated by Frank Hampson.  The other two were illustrated by Roger Hall.  Peach and Hampson were the dream team for this book – each bringing his vivid imagination to the story, creating great drama from a topic that might not – at first sight – to be a little dry.  Hampson takes a few liberties with the actual look of the main characters but this book does a great job in getting across in pictorial form the hardships endured by the scientist both as a child and as a woman in a very male-dominated world.  Just enjoy the cover picture for a moment, as the Curies return home and Marie to check on their experiment and Marie detains Pierre because she has spotted a blue glow…

This copy:

Matt boards.  It is in good condition externally and very good inside out with lovely clean, tight pages.  The spine is a bit worn and beginning to crack.  Inside there’s a name to the front endpapers.  It dates to the mid-1970s and has a tally number of 370. It has an original price of 24p on the back

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Weight 0.11 kg