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New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini at Wellesley Books
December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini will be in town at Wellesley Books on Friday, December 18, 7pm, to promote her new novel, Enchantress of Numbers. I chatted by phone with Chiaverini about the amazing life of the Enchantress, Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. Credited as the world’s first computer programmer, Ada was also the only legitimate child of Romantic-era poet Lord Byron, a scandal magnet from whom Ada’s mathematician mother was estranged. Life’s not easy in the early 19th century when your father was “mad, bad, and dangerous to know” and your mother’s friends are watching your every move, waiting for you to turn out just like him.