Conceptually, I love the book but in execution, not so much. The book by Danielle Dutton is an overview of the life of Margaret Cavendish, a 17th century English polymath who survived the British Civil War in exile while much of her family was executed, eventually returning with her husband upon the restoration of King Charles II. Margaret was self-taught in that unlike her brothers she was not sent to school or provided with tutors, yet became an accomplished writer, philosopher, fashionista and commenter on current scientific thought. She interacted with the great minds of the day and was recognized and active in their circles. She wrote what may now be considered the first real science fiction story, as well as the multiverse concept.
All told, Margaret herself was fascinating. The book is at it’s best when it uses her writing. However, what I liked about it was that it sent me down rabbit holes to learn more about her. Other than that, I found it kind of meh.