MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

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Mr. Churchill's Secretary (2012)
Susan Elia MacNeal
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After graduating with a degree in mathematics from Wellesley, Maggie Hope plans to go on to graduate studies at MIT, but her plans change unexpectedly when a letter from England gets her instead looking into her own family history and, as the title implies, working for the Prime Minister. Her attempt to learn about her own family and the difficulties suffered by the British during World War II are the main points of interest in the novel, but her interest and abilities in mathematics are also mentioned from time to time.

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Ratings for Mr. Churchill's Secretary:
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
2/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreHistorical Fiction,
MotifWar, Female Mathematicians,
Topic
MediumNovels,

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