* Reissue of Simon Mawer's briliant third novel MENDEL'S DWARF
Simon Mawer was born in 1948 in England, and spent his childhood there, in Cyprus and in Malta. He has lived with his wife in Italy for more than 20 years, and he teaches at the English School in Rome.
This is a rare read: a scientifically informed, passionately
intelligent novel which is also deeply moving * Telegraph *
A serious novel shot through with laugher, it is also a love story . . . Impressive * The Times *
Dark, funny and bitter . . . the ethical dilemmas of modern genetic research in a love story that lurches from sharp humour to jaw-dropping sadness . . . Marvellous * Independent *