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Sourdough

Robin Sloan

Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighbourhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her – feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it. Lois is no baker, but she could use …

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Atlantic acquires forgotten story of suffragette doctors of Endell Street

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Atlantic Books has acquired The Suffragette Surgeons of Endell Street by Wendy Moore, the inspiring story of two pioneering suffragette doctors. Television/dramatic rights have also been acquired by the makers of Poldark and Victoria. Wendy Moore’s book tells the forgotten story of Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson, two pioneering suffragette doctors, and life partners. In 1915 they were invited by the War Office to establish a major military hospital in Covent Garden in the heart of London. The 570-bed hospital was staffed entirely by women – including all the doctors, nurses and order …