Book Group - Non Fiction

This is a regular non fiction meetup, which will take place on the second Tuesday of every month.   As well as a lively discussion about the book, the publican provides sandwiches, and there is a decent pub quiz afterwards..

The Double Helix - James Watson


'It is a strange model and embodies several unusual features. However, since DNA is an unusual substance, we are not hesitant in being bold'

By elucidating the structure of DNA, the molecule underlying all life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionised biochemistry. At the time, Watson was only 24. His uncompromisingly honest account of those heady days lifts the lid on the real world of great scientists, with their very human faults and foibles, their petty rivalries and driving ambition. Above all, he captures the extraordinary excitement of their desperate efforts to beat their rivals at King's College to the solution to one of the great enigmas of the life sciences.



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  • Michelle Bennett

    I didn't enjoy the writing style and found the author pompous and irritating but it is still a book worth reading. Left my copy above the fireplace in the Commercial Inn pub for anyone to read - help yourself if you want it :)

    February 13, 2013

  • Joanne

    Would you recommend the book?

    February 13, 2013

  • Michelle Bennett

    Good discussion and lively debate as usual!

    February 13, 2013

  • Joanne

    Can't make it - work are doing pancakes and my car broke. Sorry to miss it, I didn't read the book but have an interest in genetics.

    February 11, 2013

  • Joanne


    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone have this book in a format suitable for a kindle? (epub, mobi, etc)
    I can't borrow books from the library for the kindle.

    January 9, 2013

  • Kevin Flint

    Really enjoyed meeting everyone yesterday and look forward to meeting up next month

    January 9, 2013

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