Emma Darwin - The Mathematics of Love [Unabridged audiobook with text]
Emma Darwin is an English novelist. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Charles and Emma Darwin.
A brief biography: Emma Darwin was born and brought up in London, with interludes in Manhattan and Brussels. Her debut novel "The Mathematics of Love" was published in 2006. The Times described it as: “that rare thing, a book that works on every conceivable level. A real achievement” and the Daily Express: “an addictive, engaging foray into historical fiction that leaves the reader believing in the art of perspective and the redemptive power of love.” The Mathematics of Love was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers and Goss First Novel awards, longlisted for the Prince Maurice Prize and the RNA Novel of the Year, and has been translated into many languages.
Plot Stephen Fairhurst is a Major returning from the brutality of Wellington’s Peninsular War to a world he tries desperately to be a part of again. Anna Ware is a fifteen year old girl all but abandoned by her feckless mother, forced to live with her uncle and drunken grandmother in a dilapidated ex-school. Through the medium of letters a link develops between the two, and parallels form between two lives more than one hundred and fifty years apart. From the gentle Suffolk countryside to the battlefields of Waterloo and the ports of Spain, this is an account of war and the pain of loss, the heat of passion and the redemptive power of love.