Just finished reading the book which was a gift from papa. I think I'm realising that I quite enjoy these biography type books about people from a few centuries ago. Even when they are not really grippingly written ( and this one certainly isn't!)
It fun to be able to discover those little details about how people lived. What drove him to study and write about what can be called modern day physics and astronomy. And the social mores that landed his daughter in a convent. I think I'd like to read a few more of these !