Letters To Father: Suor Maria Celeste To Galileo, 1623 - 1633 : In these evocative letters, Suor Maria Celeste (born Virginia Galilei) reveals her touching relationship with her father, the great scientist Galileo. Placed in a convent at thirteen, she was unable to see her father often, but wrote to him continually. Now Dava Sobel has translated Suor Maria Celeste's 124 surviving letters into English. Spanning a tumultuous decade of wars, plagues, and revolutions, the letters touch on these events, while focusing on the details of everyday life that connect a father and child, from the medicines she made for him to the convent clock he fixed for her. These beautiful translations present a memorable portrait of deep affection between an extraordinary father and daughter.
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