MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Lady's Code (2006)
Samantha Saxon
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The third in a series of romance novels about intelligent, confident women, The Lady's Code features Lady Juliet Pervell, who has ruined her reputation in social circles but earned an honorary degree in mathematics from Oxford. Her future love interest, Sean McCurren is a cryptologist helping Britain fight Napoleon. He is at first displeased to learn that a woman has been assigned by the British government to help him crack the codes being used by the French, but soon courtship (and sex) occupy more of their time than maths.

Don't look to this book for any interesting thoughts on mathematics: Lady Juliet's amazing "theses" on differential calculus are never described and the author apparently thinks that Pascal was "a Greek mathematician who founded a school for both men and women"!! (Also, she has a habit of using "mathematic" as an adjective. Personally, I would say "mathematical".) Needless to say, this is not my favorite book, but at least some of the readers looking for hot romance found it in these pages.

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Categories:
GenreHistorical Fiction, Romance,
MotifWar, Female Mathematicians, Romance,
TopicComputers/Cryptography, Analysis/Calculus/Differential,
MediumNovels,

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