COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ by Bonnie Garmus

‘Mad Men' didn't turn scientists into unlikely TV stars. But if they did …

This week’s giveaway book is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Set in 1960s California, it introduces us to the unique and unforgettable Elizabeth Zott. We have three copies to be won. Here’s a quick synopsis:

Meet the unconventional, uncompromising chemist, Elizabeth Zott.

She is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing.

But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with – of all things – her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later, Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six. Elizabeth's unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo…

Would you like to win a copy? To enter, simply invent a NEW chemical element found ONLY IN WRITERS (e.g. “Storium” or “Procrastinum” etc.) and describe its properties. Get creative… Our three favourite entries will win a copy of this book!

Entries close midday Monday 20 June 2022, Sydney/Melbourne time.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

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