Set in 17th century England, Eleanor has a strong curiosity and a desire to learn. With science in its infancy it is fascinating to read how the world was interpreted and studied. That the story is based on fact made it all the more interesting for me.
It takes courage for someone to want to change people’s perceptions of the world; you can be seen as insane by your community. What everyone takes as common knowledge and fact today is the result of research undertaken by people such as Eleanor. To make the connection from caterpillar to butterfly must have been an extraordinary discovery.
Throw in everyday life as Eleanor wants to be loved and have a family and you have a great read.