Winner: National Reading Group ‘Real Life Read’ 2016 BUY IT HERE

Amartya Sen: “A terrific book – quite unlike anything else I have read. It is an amusing, enlightening and thoroughly contemporary way of understanding the ideas of perhaps the most underestimated thinker of the eighteenth century.”

The Independent: “A Biography of the Year”

“One of the most interesting books I’ve read all year.. The book is unputdownable and any thoughtful teenager, thirsty for adventure – with a touch of humour – will love it.” Historical Novel Society

“It’s brilliantly funny, poignant and important… Laugh, cry and be moved by the original feminist adventure with the brilliant Bee Rowlatt” Shami Chakrabarti

“Rowlatt’s passion for Wollstonecraft leaps out of every page, the intervening centuries disappear” TV historian Dan Snow

“I felt, after reading In Search of Mary, this tremendous sense of gratitude for being alive” Tahmima Anam