Mauve tells the story of William Perkin, a man whose father didn't want him to become a chemist, and who chemistry professor didn't want him to wreck his career in pursuit of a colour. By the age of eighteen, however, Perkin had made a discovery that would make him the richest chemist in Britain and would change the world.
Simon Garfield was born in 1960. He is the author of Expensive Habits: The Dark Side of the Industry (1986), The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS (1994), which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, The Wrestling (1996), The Nation's Favourite: The True Adventures of Radio 1(1998), the best-selling Mauve (2000), described by the Daily Telegraph as 'a remarkable book about science which also happens to be a miniature work of art', and the acclaimed The Last Journey of William Huskisson.
Biography & Autobiography
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