The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Between the Covers Book Club pick.
Book of the Year for: The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, Good Housekeeping,
Woman & Home, Stylist, TLS, Oprah Daily,Newsweek, Mail on Sunday, New York Times, India Knight, Hay Festival and many others.
Your ability to change everything – including yourself – starts here. Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing.
But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Forced to resign, she reluctantly signs on as the host of a cooking show, Supper at Six. But her revolutionary approach to cooking, fuelled by scientific and rational commentary, grabs the attention of a nation.
Soon, a legion of overlooked housewives find themselves daring to change the status quo. One molecule at a time.
“Sparky, rip-roaring, funny, with big-hearted fully formed, loveable characters.” — The Sunday Times.
“The most charming, life-enhancing novel I’ve read in ages. Strongly recommend.” — India Knight.
“Biting and cheering in exactly the right measure.” — Jojo Moyes.
“I loved Lessons in Chemistry and am devastated to have finished it!” — Nigella Lawson.
“Laugh-out-loud funny and brimming with life, generosity and courage.” — Rachel Joyce.
“A novel that sparks joy with every page.” — Elizabeth Day.
“Elizabeth Zott is an iconic heroine.” — Pandora Sykes.
“A page-turning and highly satisfying tale.” — Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle.