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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099535793
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099535799
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,067,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Philip Sington was born in Cambridge. His father was an industrial chemist and his mother an officer in British Intelligence. After studying History at Trinity College, Cambridge he worked as a business journalist and magazine editor for nine years. He co-authored six novels under the joint pseudonym Patrick Lynch, selling well over a million copies worldwide. His solo novels include Zoia's Gold and The Einstein Girl. To date his work has been translated into twenty-one foreign languages. He lives in London with his family. www.philipsington.com.

About the Author

Philip Sington was born in Cambridge. His father was an industrial chemist and his mother an officer in British Intelligence. After studying History at Trinity College, Cambridge he worked as a business journalist and magazine editor for nine years. He co-authored six novels under the joint pseudonym Patrick Lynch, selling well over a million copies worldwide. His solo novels include Zoia's Gold and The Einstein Girl. To date his work has been translated into twenty-one foreign languages. He lives in London with his family. www.philipsington.com

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Philip Sington was born in Cambridge. His father was an industrial chemist and his mother an officer in the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). He studied history at Trinity College, Cambridge and then worked as a business journalist and magazine editor for nine years.

Between 1993 and 2001 he co-authored six novels under the joint pseudonym Patrick Lynch, selling well over a million copies worldwide. The third, 'Carriers', was adapted for the screen in 1998. He also co-wrote the stage play 'Lip Service', which was awarded 4 stars by 'The Scotsman' at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival.

His first solo novel, 'Zoia's Gold', was published in 2005. This was followed in 2009 by 'The Einstein Girl', which was a national bestseller in Germany, and by 'The Valley of Unknowing' in 2012. His work has been translated into twenty-one foreign languages.

Philip lives in London with his German wife, Uta, and their two children.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R.S.Gompertz on August 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
Wow!

I really enjoyed this story set in an around Berlin in the dark and foreboding 1930's as Germany was embracing fascism and Europe was slouching toward war.

The premise builds from a bit of mystery surrounding the mad son and ostensibly deceased daughter of Einstein's first marriage. Madness, both individual and societal is a key theme of this rich and evocative story.

The protagonist is a surgeon-turned-psychiatrist who lived through and witnessed the horrors of WWI. Psychiatry is in its infancy, and the institute is a dark place where the troubled doctor runs afoul of his superiors for attempting to turn the art of psychiatry into a science. He makes what seems like an accidental, but Faustian deal with an influential politician who views on mental illness turn out to be aligned with the emerging Nazi scourge.

The doctor is about to marry a well-connected society girl when a young and mysterious woman with amnesia is brought to the asylum where he works. The patient is known as "The Einstein Girl" because she was found in the woods near the great scientist's retreat.

True to the title, Einstein figures into the story. The occasional literary tangents into his theory of special relativity are philosophical and rewarding even if they tend to distract a bit from the central story. My take-away from this was how brilliance and darkness can co-exist in the same place.

The Brown Shirts massing in the background provide a sense of doom and rising tension as the psychiatrist struggles to unravel the mystery surrounding his patient.

The writing is lush and the story is presented as fragments, letters, and narratives from multiple points of view. It's challenging at times and ultimately very rewarding with a great twist at the end.

If you like a deep, dark, and thought provoking fiction set in accurate and well-researched historical settings, this is a great read.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ADAM on July 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
A page turner, alright. However it seemed to me that the author seemed undecided as to whether he was writing fiction or non-fiction. There were too many digressions into lay explanations of Einstein's ideas. These did little to add to the otherwise exciting tale.
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