Tickling the Dragon

Tickling the Dragon
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage; New edition edition (8 Aug 1996)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0099593114
ISBN-13: 978-0099593119

‘In an ingenious blend of fact and fiction, Josef Rotblat, the only scientist to resign from the Manhattan Project to develop the atom bomb, stands alongside the fictional Zsygmond von Fischer, a Hungarian-born physicist who is part of the Los Alamos team. The novel is narrated by Fischer’s niece, Miriam. Miriam, born on the day of Hiroshima was bombed, is asked to write the biography of her uncle after his death. As Miriam delves into her uncle’s life, we become aware that she is more involved than she at first admits’. – Ian Critchley, Sunday Times

‘As stimulating about love and marriage as about atoms, neutrons and the ethics of science’ – Phillip Knightley, Mail on Sunday

‘Gripping and highly topical… bold and thoughtful’ – Mary Scott, New Statesman & Society