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The Company of Strangers (2001)
Robert Wilson

A bittersweet romance/thriller about a young woman mathematician in Portugal spying for the British during World War II. There is a lot of interesting stuff in this novel if you're looking at the romance or the history (especially the attempts of the Nazis to develop nuclear weapons), but as far as math goes I'm afraid there's not much more than a few uninspired descriptions of why our heroine chose to go into mathematics.

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Ratings for The Company of Strangers:
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)

GenreHistorical Fiction, Adventure/Espionage,

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