Galileo's Daughter

Stella Gonet reads Dava Sobel's fascinating account of the relationship between the great Italian scientist Galileo and his daughter, Virginia. Inspired by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has written an intriguing biography. Though Galileo never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. Produced by Di Speirs.

By Dava Sobel, read by Stella Gonet. The new book by the author of `Longitude' concerns the relationship between the renowned scientist and his child. She was a nun from the age of 13 who remained always his devoted daughter. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury

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Stella Gonet reads Dava Sobel's fascinating account of the relationship between the great Italian scientist Galileo and his daughter, Virginia. Inspired by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has written an intriguing biography. Though Galileo never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. Produced by Di Speirs.

By Dava Sobel, read by Stella Gonet. The new book by the author of `Longitude' concerns the relationship between the renowned scientist and his child. She was a nun from the age of 13 who remained always his devoted daughter. Abridged by Elizabeth BradburyThe fascinating story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist and his devoted daughter. Read by Stella Gonet.

The fascinating story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist and his devoted daughter. Read by Stella Gonet.

The fascinating story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist Galileo and his daughter Virginia.

The fascinating story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist and his devoted daughter.

Read by Stella Gonet.

The fascinating story of the relationship between the Italian scientist and his daughter.

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Virginia discovers that her scientist father is ill, but as she's in the convent a visit is impossible. Read by Stella Gonet.

Virginia discovers that her father is ill, but cannot visit him because she is in the convent. Read by Stella Gonet.

Adaptation of Dava Sobel's story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist Galileo and his daughter Virginia.

Virginia discovers that her father is ill but cannot visit him because she is in the convent.

Virginia discovers that her scientist father is ill, but as she's in the convent a visit is impossible.

Read by Stella Gonet.

Virginia hears that her father is ill, but as she's in the convent a visit is impossible.

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Blessed by the Pope, the scientist can continue work on his book, but convent life is hard for Virginia. Read by Stella Gonet.

Blessed by the Pope, Galileo can continue work on his book of tides - but life in the convent is hard for his daughter.

Adaptation of Dava Sobel's story. Galileo receives a blessing from the Pope so that he can continue his work on his book of tides.

Blessed by the Pope, Galileo can continue his work on his book of tides but life in the convent is hard for his daughter.

Blessed by the Pope, the scientist can continue work on his book, but convent life is hard for Virginia.

Read by Stella Gonet.

Blessed by the Pope, Galileo can continue his work, but convent life is hard for Virginia.

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As the Bubonic plague reaches Florence, the renowned scientist faces a backlash against his new theories. Read by Stella Gonet.

The Bubonic plague reaches Florence, and Galileo faces an interrogation following violent opposition to his new theories.

Plague has moved south to Florence, and Galileo's daughter trawls through the convent apothecary for cures.

As the Bubonic plague reaches Florence, the renowned scientist faces a backlash against his new theories.

Read by Stella Gonet.

As the Bubonic plague reaches Florence, the scientist faces a backlash for his theories.

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On suspicion of heresy, the renowned scientist faces sentencing for his exposition of Copernicus. Read by Stella Gonet.

On suspicion of heresy, Galileo is sentenced to imprisonment for his exposition of Copernicus. Read by Stella Gonet. Episode 5 of 5.

On suspicion of heresy, Galileo is sentenced to imprisonment for his exposition of Copernicus. Read by Stella Gonet.

On suspicion of heresy, Galileo is sentenced to imprisonment for his exposition of Capernicus.

Adaptation of Dava Sobel's story. On suspicion of heresy, Galileo is sentenced to imprisonment for his exposition of Copernicus.

On suspicion of heresy, the renowned scientist faces sentencing for his exposition of Copernicus.

Read by Stella Gonet.

On suspicion of heresy, the scientist faces sentencing for his exposition of Copernicus.