Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Paperback)

£8.99
Despatched in 2 business days.
£8.99
Click & Collect
In stock in 1 or more stores.
£8.99
Same Day Delivery
Check available postcodes.

W1, WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2

Not available after 11:59 BST
Order now for Free delivery in the UK or choose Express Delivery to receive in 2 business days.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without her knowledge - became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta's family did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences ...Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world. "A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book". (Hilary Mantel, "Guardian"). "A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice". ("Metro"). "A fine book...a gripping read...The book has deservedly been a huge bestseller in the US. It should be here, too". ("Sunday Times").

REBECCA SKLOOT is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine, among others. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR's RadioLab and PBS's Nova ScienceNOW, and blogs about science, life, and writing at Culture Dish, hosted by Seed magazine. She also teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Memphis. Visit her website at rebeccaskloot.com.

More books by Rebecca Skloot

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Multi-Regional Clinical Trials for...
(Hardback)
Joshua C. Chen; Hui Quan
 
 
£63.99
 
International Perspectives on Primary...
(Paperback)
Felicity Goodyear-Smith; Bob Marsh
 
 
£29.99
 
Introduction to Biostatistical...
(Hardback)
Robert P. Hirsch
 
 
£83.50
 
Epi-Informatics: Discovery and...
(Paperback)
Jose Medina-Franco
 
 
£95.00
 
Latest Blog
Read a Recipe from Persiana author Sabrina Ghayour's new book, Sirocco
03/05/2016

We share a recipe from Sabrina Ghayour's new book Sirocco, as part of our Cokbook Confidential series.

Read a Poem from Clive James' Latest Collection
29/04/2016

Read a blog from Clive James' latest volume, Collected Poems 1958-2015.

Who will you nominate for the Ruth Rendell Award?
29/04/2016

A brand new award in memory of a bestselling novelist has been launched to find the author who has done the most to champion literacy.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd